ED warrant against Shabir Shah unjustified: DFP
Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) today termed as "unjustified and unconstitutional" the non-bailable warrant issued by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) against its chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah.
"The move is a deliberate attempt aimed at implicating Shabir Shah in false cases. Since 2011, Shah was either under house arrest or detained in jails. Indian agencies have started a well-thought-out campaign against the resistance leaders including Shabir Shah to malign their image," the DFP general secretary Moulana Abdullah Tari, in a statement today, said, adding that "The resistance camp will neither be cowed down by such measures nor can India break our resolve to fight for our rights. The Enforcement Directorate is resorting to political vengeance against the resistance leadership."
He said, "Shabir Shah has been on the forefront of the freedom movement of Jammu Kashmir for the last four decades and has spent 30 years in jails. During this period, numerous repressive measures have been adopted against him but he never surrendered before Delhi and stood as a solid rock against on his stand."
Meanwhile, Tari paid glowing tributes to slain militants killed in gunfight with forces in Pulwama. He expressed condolence and solidarity with the bereaved families and prayed for speedy recovery of those injured in the force's action.