Shabbir Shah completes one year of continued detention

General Official News

Srinagar, July 24, 2018 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, senior APHC leader and the Chairman of Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Shabbir Ahmed Shah, lodged in New Delhi’s infamous Tihar jail has completed one year of his continued illegal detention. Shabbir Shah was arrested by Enforcement Directorate last year on this day and was shifted to Delhi where he was questioned in a fabricated and old case for some days before being lodged in Tihar jail where he is continuously scripting a new history of resistance.

A DFP spokesman in a statement in Srinagar said India is a signatory of international convention about the prisoners which makes it duty bound to follow the international norms about the prisoners. However, New Delhi does not follow the same especially when it comes to political prisoners of Kashmir who are languishing in different jails of occupied Kashmir and India.

The spokesman said, the only crime of Shabbir Shah is that he strongly pleads the case of his people and has spent 31 years in different jails so far for it. “In the meantime New Delhi tried its best to break the political will of Shabbir Shah and started a well-planned campaign of character assassination against him. However, he continuously and steadfastly remained on his political path. He is being denied fair judicial trail, he is being denied bail, he is being denied his rights as a political prisoners but even then he is firmly holding his political ideology based on principle of justice,” he stated.

The spokesman said, Shabbir Shah is suffering from many serious ailments in the jail for which he needs suitable treatment. He appealed to the world human rights organizations to intervene to save the life of the “Prisoner of Conscience”.

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