December 2016 News

UN's Stand On Kashmir, Palestine, Rohingyas Disappointing: Shah

26 December 2016
Brighter Kashmir

Srinagar: Chairman Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah on Monday thanked the people for exhibiting patience and steadfastness saying 'history is witness that tyranny and oppression have always succumbed to sacrifices of people.' In a statement, Shah said, 'The nation that consistently struggles against the pangs of oppression is destined to emerge victorious.' Shah said, 'We must realise that we are the guardians of the sacrifices of our martyrs. The sacrifices of the movements of 2008, 2010, and the ongoing Intifada made our plight to be heard in the international forums but it is a bitter reality that the world institutions are yet to play any proactive role regarding Kashmir,' he added. Terming the stand maintained by United Nations and other world institutions on Kashmir as 'very disappointing', the DFP chairman said the business interests have swayed the mindset and approach of world nations while as human concern is entirely sidelined. Shah said, 'How can intellectuals across world particularly in India maintain silence over the reign of terror and oppression prevailing in Kashmir where pellet guns have wreaked havoc by blinding and maiming hundreds. Where is their consciousness?' Urging the attention of world leadership towards Kashmir dispute, Shah said to expect the world peace by sidelining Kashmir is a big 'folly'. He termed it 'unfortunate' the silence maintained by world leadership over the grave situation in Syria, Palestine, Rohingya, Kashmir, and other countries saying positive initiatives are direly needed to put an end to such bloodshed.