Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) today held a protest in Srinagar against continuous incarceration of its chief, Shabir Shah and shifting him to the ward in Tihar jail meant for punishment of the prisoners. The workers and office bearers of JKDFP lead by senior party leader advocate Fayaz Sodagr assembled at press enclave and raised slogans favouring release of Shabir Shah and all other political prisoners.
The protesting JKDFP members, holding placards and banners expressed serious concern over the deteriorating health condition of Shabir Shah who is continuously denied suitable medical treatment in Tihar jail.
Talking to media JKDFP leader, Fayaz Sodagar said that incarcerated JKDFP chief, and senior resistance leader of Jammu Kashmir, Shabir Shah has been shifted to Kasturi ward of Tihar jail meant for the prisoners whose jail record or behavior towards other inmates or towards jail staff is not good. He has been placed in a small cell of the ward where he is unable to even spread his legs while sleeping. Prisoners are shifted to Kasturi ward as a case of punishment and Kashmir’s resistance leader, Shabir Shah is virtually being punished in Tihar jail for advocating right to self determination of the people of Jammu Kashmir.
He said that Shabir Shah is suffering from multiple ailments especially knee and back pain, arthritis, hypertension, diabetes, heart ailments and he is not able to get himself accommodated in the small cell in Tihar jail. He said that the jailed resistance leader is allowed to go to washroom only after seeking permission.
Fayaz Sodagr said that by placing Shabir Shah in a cell meant for punishing prisoners, has unveiled that the government of India has some evil intentions about the senior resistance leader.
Since the government couldn’t break the will of Shabir Shah by rigorous imprisonment not meant for a political prisoner, it has now started using cheap means against the jailed leader which is highly condemnable and has upset his family and followers.
He said that resistance leader’s life has been put in danger. He stressed for necessary measures so save the life of Shabir Shah who is languishing in Tihar jail since July 2017, under fake and fabricated cases.