DFP seeks world community’s role for release of its incarcerated chairman


Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has appealed to the justice-loving people of the world to raise their voice against the illegal detention of party Chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah and other political prisoners of Kashmir, lodged in Indian jails.

The DFP in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, said that Shah was being punished only for advocating political rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, so his continuous imprisonment was nothing but political vendetta.

The statement said that Shabir Shah and other Kashmiri political prisoners were not even being heard in the judiciary which had made the situation more complicated for them. Shabir Shah was taken to court on 12th July for hearing but the concerned judge was on leave and the other available judge refused to hear the case. “Not even the order for video conference was passed and senior resistance leader of Kashmir was returned back to Tihar jail,” the statement maintained.

The DFP said that Shabir Shah’s health had deteriorated to an alarming level and the irony was that he was not being provided suitable treatment despite court directions. “Same is the case with other Kashmiri prisoners who are facing baseless and fabricated charges like Shabir Shah”, the statement said.