In occupied Kashmir, the leaders and activists of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Friday participated in prayers meetings organised across the Valley in memory of Shaheed Burhan Wani, his two associates, and 100 martyrs of 2016 and rich tributes were also paid to all the martyrs.
According to media sources, the DFP leaders and activists reiterated their pledge of taking the freedom struggle to its logical conclusion. Those who participated include Advocate Fayaz Ahmad Sodagar, Engineer Farooq Ahmad, and Molvi Sajad Ahmad in Islamabad, Molvi Mudasir in Sallar Pahalgam, Molvi Iqbal in Saangad, Bashir Ahmad Butt in Pulwama, Ghulam Mohammad Maqdam and Mohammad Altaf in Budgam, Abdul Gani and Gulzar Ahmad in Pakherpora, Riyaz Ahmad and Mohammad Shafi in Kulgam, Naseer Ahmad and Mohammad Shafi in Sopore, Aashiq Hussain in Bandipora, and Mohammad Ibrahim in Bomai Sopore.
Advocate Fayaz Ahmad Sodagar, Engineer Farooq Ahmad addressed people in Jamia Masjid, Islamabad. Other Freedom Party leaders and activists also addressed people in various areas. Meanwhile, the spokesman in a statement in Srinagar, while condemning the continued house arrest of party Chairman, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, said the Hurriyet leader has been under detention for the last three and a half years and is not allowed to perform his religious obligations. “Since his release from jail in 2011, he is either under house arrest or kept under police detention,” he said. Condemning the arrest spree across the Valley, the spokesman said several DFP activists including Peer Inayatullah from Kupwara, Mohammad Amin from Pulwama, Bashir Ahmad from Kulgam, Abdul Gani, Mohammad Ashraf from Islamabad and others are under continued arrest. He also welcomed the statement of Iranian supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei regarding Kashmir and said the issues of Kashmir and Palestine are priority for the Muslim Ummah.