Incarcerated chief of Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP), Shabir Shah has completed one year of his continuous imprisonment in Tihar jail, Delhi, the JKDFP spokesman claimed in a statement.
The spokesman said that Shabir Shah was arrested last year on the same day and was shifted to Delhi where he was questioned in a “fabricated and old case” for some days before lodging him in Tihar jail where he is continuously scripting a new history of resistance.
Freedom Party Spokesperson said in a statement that 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 about political prisoners of Kashmir who are languishing in different jails of J&K or outside.
The spokesman added that they at JKDFP salute the political will of their leader and pledge to take his mission forward. “Every activist of the party has time and again made it clear that the mission of Shabir Shah will be taken forward at any cost. Shabir Shah has now become the voice of the whole nation and people are only worried about his falling health. He is suffering from many serious ailments in the jail for which he needs suitable treatment. We at JKDFP appeal in strongest words to the Human Rights forums at the international level to intervene and make sure that the life of the “prisoner of Conscience” is saved, the spokesman said.