Shah pays tributes to Hizb's martyred Commander
6 September 2004
News Network International
Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party chairman Shabbir Ahmad Shah has paid rich tributes to Hizbul Mujahideen Commander, Abdur Rasheed Dar who was martyred recently by Indian troops at Ratnipora in Pulwama area. Addressing people at Ratnipora Pulwama, Shah said sacrifices of people and Mujahideen have brought Kashmir issue into the limelight. He added that sacrifices of Kashmiris will not be allowed to go waste. Describing involvement of Kashmiris as necessary for the solution of the Kashmir dispute, Shah asked both India and Pakistan to take concrete and serious steps to resolve the dispute. Sounding optimistic about the talks presently going on in New Delhi, he said, this time environment is far better and we expect better results, KMS reported. Meanwhile, General Secretary of pro-India National Conference, Sheikh Nazir has also described the involvement of Kashmiri leaders necessary for the resolution of Kashmir dispute. He said Pakistan and India have always stated that participation of Kashmiri leaders is necessary for the resolution of the dispute. He urged upon the two nations to hold talks with sincerity and solve all outstanding issues including Kashmir.