Indian govt tribunal confirms ban on Shabbir Shah led Democratic Freedom PartyBreaking

April 04, 2024

Continuing its suppressive moves against freedom loving parties in occupied Jammu and Kashmir, an Indian government tribunal has confirmed the ban on Democratic Freedom Party led by incarcerated senior APHC leader Shabbir Ahmad Shah. According to Kashmir Media Service, the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs in October 2023 had declared Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party as ‘unlawful association’ under the draconian Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) for playing important role in the ongoing freedom movement in IIOJK. The UAPA Tribunal, an Indian government body consisting of Delhi High Court Judge Justice Sachin Datta validated the ban on Democratic Freedom Party as an unlawful association. The matter was conducted by Additional Solicitor General Aishwarya Bhati and Advocate Rajat Nair for Indian Ministry of Home Affairs. The confirmation order of the tribunal would now be notified by the Indian government in couple of days. The Indian Home Ministry recently established the UAPA Tribunal to determine whether there are sufficient grounds to designate the DFP as an unlawful association.

Credit: Independent News Pakistan