DFP concerned about continued arrest of Shabbir Shah, others

General Official News

Srinagar, July 04, 2019 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has expressed serious concern over the continued illegal arrest of its Chairman and senior resistance leader, Shabbir Ahmad Shah and other Hurriyat leaders languishing in infamous Tihar jail in New Delhi.

The DFP spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that even after the passage of two years after the arrest of Shabbir Shah, nothing had been proved against him. Shabbir Shah was arrested by the Indian Enforcement Directorate in July 2017 in Srinagar and was soon shifted to Tihar jail, Delhi.

He said party chairman, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, languishing in Tihar jail, is exhibiting steadfastness and despite his serious ailments and has time and again explained the importance of the resolution of Kashmir dispute whenever he gets a chance to speak.

He said investigating agencies have miserably failed to prove anything against Shabbir Shah but the Indian courts do not release him. He said it is more painful that courts are taking too long in completing the trial of the illegally detained leader who has been arrested in fake cases.

The spokesman praised party chairman for exhibiting commitment throughout his life, saying Shabbir Shah is the name of a political figure that has not learnt to surrender. Shabbir Shah has always propagated his ideology of resolution by political means and it is this peaceful ideology for which he is being punished, he added.

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