Shah contended over ‘youth taking charge of Kashmir struggle’


Srinagar, May 16: Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) chief Shabir Shah has expressed satisfaction over the fact that “freedom struggle of Jammu Kashmir has successfully transferred to the new generation”.

He has said that it is “proved by the fact that our youth have taken charge of the struggle and are sacrificing everything in its way”.

Shah’s family members recently met and found him very much aggrieved over the ongoing violence in Kashmir.

“I am badly hurt by the killings of our youth almost on daily basis. I can understand that killing of the youth breaks the back of their parents. I am firm believer of some thinker’s saying “if you kill one rebel, 999 new rebels are produced by his blood.” Today when I am in an 8 by 6 feet cell of Tihar jail, I find myself very small in front of the youth who are facing every sort of oppression and suppression at the hands of imperialistic elements but are steadfast. I salute the great sacrifices of youth. I just ask those elements who are on a killing spree in Kashmir, how many and how long you will kill?” read Shah’s message from Tihar jail.