Shah's decision in line with peoples' aspirations: Mehmood Saghar

Greater Kashmir

Islamabad, Jan 14: The Vice President of Democratic Freedom Party, Mehmood Ahmed Saghar while hailing the party chief’s decision of joining Hurriyat Conference said that the decision was taken in view of the aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir so as to pursue the collective cause more diligently.
 Terming it as a significant development, Saghar said that the initiative would usher new era of trust and reconciliation besides boosting up the moral of Kashmiris who have been widely concerned about the dissension among the Hurriyat cadres, which as a matter of fact caused damage to the interests of our movement.
 Saghar said, “We believe that Kashmiris’ legitimate struggle will not yield desired results unless there is a complete unanimity and concurrence within the leadership”. “Shah, therefore, presented a comprehensive 6-point proposal to strengthen the alliance, making it dynamic and a vibrant forum in order to lend credence to the voice of millions of Kashmiris who have been fighting for their inalienable right, the right to self-determination”, he maintained
 He also appreciated other Hurriyat leaders, who responded positively to Shah’s unity move and expressed satisfaction over the remarkable role played by Shabir Ahmed Shah in forging unity among the pro-freedom leaders.
 The convener of Hurriyat Conference Pakistan Chapter, Syed Yousuf Naseem while talking to Greater Kashmir said, “This is indeed a great decision that would help to consolidate Hurriyat Conference besides providing strong basis for other forces to join the amalgam for the larger interests of people of the state”. He also welcomed Peoples League chairman Sheikh Abdul Aziz’s decision of becoming part of the alliance.
 The convener of Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement, Tufail Altaf Butt also appreciated the DFP chief’s decision and said that Shah’s inclusion in the alliance (Hurriyat) would have positive impacts on the rights movement. He said that the unity was the only way to lead the rights movement to its logical end.