SRINAGAR: The Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Friday expressed serious concern over the “ill and inhuman” treatment meted out to its chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah at Tihar jail, saying, he is not allowed medicine for the third consecutive day. The party allegedly Shah was abused by “notorious” criminals in the jail by calling him an “Aatankwadi” (terrorist).
“Shah Sahib being a diabetic patient is not even provided the basic diet not to speak of the diabetic diet,” a party spokesperson in a statement quoted Shah’s family members, who met him on Friday, as saying.
He said the condition of Shah continues to be severe despite the court order (to provide Shah the basic facilities). “Though jail authorities take rupees 6000 per month for every inmate but they refused the same to be deposited for Shah Sahib. This reveals authorities are deliberately playing with his life,” he said.
The spokesperson expressed his concern over lodging of Shah among “notorious” criminals in jail. “Shah is lodged at Jail number 7 where about 60 to 70 hardcore criminals are placed and they are calling him Aatankwadi (terrorist) and abusing him. This is a serious threat to his life,” he said.
The DFP spokesperson urged the human rights organisations to take serious cognisance of the above mentioned plight of the senior resistance leader who is subjected to “worst kind of political vengeance” by Indian authorities.