Voicing serious concern over the “deteriorating health” of DFP president Shabir Ahmad Shah languishing in New Delhi’s Tihar jail, Prime Minister of Pakistan administered Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider Khan has asked the international community to take effective cognizance of the “illegal detention” of Shah and “threat” to his life in the prison.
“The world human rights organizations must understand and realize the dangers faced by Shabir Shah in jail and take necessary measures to ensure full protection and early release of the ailing leader”, the PaK premier said this while talking to APHC convener Syed Faiz Naqashbandi and former APHC convener Mehmood Ahmed Saghar who called on him here on Wednesday.
Speaking on the occasion Khan said that Shah and other Hurriyat leaders in Indian administered Kashmir were being subjected to “systematic persecution” for spearheading the ongoing struggle for right to self-determination.
Appreciating the DFP chief’s peerless contribution in the ongoing struggle, Khan said that Shah has spent a major portion of his life (31 years) in different jails for advocating the cause of Kashmir.
Paying tributes to his decades’ long peaceful political struggle for the resolution of Kashmir dispute, the PaK primer said that Shah’s undying spirit, passion and perseverance were a great source of inspiration for the young Kashmiris.
Khan observed that New Delhi cannot “suppress the ongoing struggle by killing innocent, unarmed and defenseless Kashmiris or by caging Hurriyat leaders.”
He also denounced in strong terms the frequent arrests and house detention of pro-freedom leaders such as Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Dr Umar Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik and others.
Paying tributes to Kashmiri martyrs Khan said that the day was not far when Kashmiris will achieve their cherished goal for which they have rendered matchless sacrifices.
Meanwhile, the APHC leaders briefed the PaK premier about the prevailing political and human rights situation in Kashmir.