Srinagar, Oct 04: Democratic Freedom Party Wednesday expressed deep concern over the vengeful attitude of authorities in Tihar Jail against the Kashmiri political prisoners and said the people of Jammu Kashmir have already expressed resentment over the move as the families of these prisoners are going through a deep mental agony.
In a statement issued to KNS, the DFP terming the attitude of jail authorities against Kashmiri prisoners as based on political vengeance, the party said there is a threat to life of prisoners.
The party expressed lament over the unsympathetic attitude of human rights bodies regarding the plight of Kashmiri prisoners languishing in various Indian jails including Tihar where they are being kept among notorious criminals. It said the incarceration of Kashmiri prisoners is being prolonged by slapping fabricated charges against them.
The Democratic Freedom Party while condemning charges against its chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah said the resistance leader is being kept among notorious criminals in Tihar Jail. “On one hand, Shah is being detained on the basis of media trial and false propaganda against him, and on other, his detention period is being prolonged.”
“The attitude of the Enforcement Directorate and authorities against Shabir Shah is based on political vengeance and this is done for the clear stand he has maintained regarding the freedom movement,” the party said.
The DFP termed the arrest of Altaf Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Mehrajuddin Kalwal, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Saifullah, Shahid ul Islam, Zahoor Ahmad Watali, Muhammad Aslam Wani, Kamran Yusuf and other by NIA and framing of charges against them, as propaganda. “Though NIA doesn’t have any proper evidence against those arrested, but they are claiming their victory through media.”
Meanwhile, the DFP has paid tributes to the militants killed in Humhama encounter and said New Delhi is responsible for the prevailing political situation in Jammu Kashmir. “The continuous bloodshed is due to India’s oppressive policies. This bloodshed can only be prevented by resolving the Kashmir dispute.” (KNS)