Shabir Shah, other prisoners torch bearers of resistance movement: JKDFP | KNO

Shabir Shah, other prisoners torch bearers of resistance movement: JKDFP | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, May 03 (KNO) : Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDF) Friday praised the resolve and unflinching stance of its incarcerated chief, Shabir Shah towards the long standing Kashmir dispute, saying Shabir Shah despite his serious ailments is bravely resisting the hardships of Tihar jail. “Shabir Shah is in his 32 year of imprisonment for advocating the right to self determination of the people of Jammu Kashmir. The people of Kashmir have also time and again acknowledged the unmatched sacrifices of Shabir Shah,” JKDFP said in a statement issued to KNO. JKDFP spokesperson expressed his serious concern over the ‘pathetic condition’ Kashmiri prisoners are made to face in and outside the state of Jammu Kashmir especially in Tihar Jail. He said that “despite being political prisoners they are denied every right guaranteed in the jail manual. Revengeful attitude of the rulers in Delhi has crossed every limit of heartlessness and insensitivity. New Delhi willfully prolongs their stay in jails through judicial victimization.” He said that “slow and humiliating judicial process has already ruined the lives of so many young Kashmiri innocents who were arrested on factious cases and are yet to be augmented with the documentary evidence of their so called crimes.” “New Delhi is also prolonging the imprisonment of Shabir Shah, Mohammad Yasin Malik, Peer Saifullah, Altaf Ahamad Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Raja Meraj-ud-Din Kalwal, Nayeem Ahamad Khan, Shahid-ul-Islam, Farooq Ahamad Dar, Shahid Yousaf, Syed Shakeel Ahmad, businessman Zahoor Ahamad Watali, Asia Andrabi, Fahmeedah Sofi, Naheedah Nasreen and other political prisoners languishing in Tihar jail Delhi,” he said. He said it is unfortunate that the ‘Indian fascist ruling class’ treats the resistance leaders like criminals in jails, which have been turned into ‘worst interrogation centres’. Hailing the uncompromising courage and dedication and undented commitment with the resistance movement, JKDFP said that “our political prisoners including, Shabir Shah, Dr. Mohammad Qasim, Dr. Shafi Sharyati, Dr. Gh. Mohammad Bhat, Masarat Aalam Bhat, Muzuffar Ahmad Dar, Talib Hussain, Ghulam Qadir Bhat, Mohammad Ayoub Dar, Mohammad Ayoub Mir and others are the torch bearers of the resistance movement.” JKDFP appealed United Nations Human Rights Commission, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and International Red cross to monitor and see the pathetic and inhuman treatment meted out to Kashmiri political prisoners and pressurize India to stop its inhuman and undemocratic attitude towards these political prisoners.(KNO)