Kashmiris and Sikhs together against India’s oppressive policies

Kashmiris and Sikhs together against India’s oppressive policies

ISLAMABAD, Jun 14 (APP): Kashmiris and Sikhs together against India’s oppressive policies


Secretary General of All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC) and the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabbir Ahmad Shah has said that Kashmiri people are against the brutal and oppressive policies of India.


Shabbir Ahmad Shah was speaking to the International Sikh Federation President, Paramjeet Sigh Khalsa and his Secretary, Bikram Singh who called on him in Srinagar, KMS reported.


A Sikh delegation from Punjab and Kashmir led by Paramjeet Singh Khalsa had come to Srinagar in connection with the 34th anniversary of Operation Blue Star in which Sikhs were massacred.


Shabbir Ahmad Shah, while welcoming the Sikh delegation, said Kashmiri people have great respect and regard for the Sikh community as they foiled all the conspiracies of various agencies who wanted them to leave the Valley.


"In best and worst times, Sikh brethren supported Kashmiri Muslims," he added.


Commenting on the Operation Blue Star, Shabbir Shah said Kashmiri people very well understand the pain and agony as they themselves have experienced the worst kind of Indian state terrorism which has claimed more than 5 lakh lives, has given rise to above 25,000 widows, more than one lakh orphans and above 10,000 people have been subjected to enforced disappearances.


Shabbir Shah said that Kashmiris' liberation struggle was not of any particular community, but "we fight for the right to self determination of all communities and regions of Jammu Kashmir". He said only an oppressed understands the plight of oppressed.


Paramjeet Singh Khalsa on the occasion condemned the oppression on the people of Kashmir by India and supported Kashmiris' right to self- determination.


The Sikh leader also gifted a sword to Shabbir Ahmad Shah which he accepted wholeheartedly.