Srinagar: Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Wednesday expressed concern over the plight of Kashmiri political prisoners.
“It is unfortunate that political prisoners of Kashmir are treated like criminals,” the spokesperson said in a statement. “The resistance leader Shabir Shah has been kept in solitary confinement in a small unhygienic cell of Tiharj jail. He is continuously denied suitable medical treatment despite being suffering from many serious ailments. The courts are also feeling helpless in this regard as their orders are not being implemented.”
They (inmates) face the wrath of the jail authorities every now and then, he said. They are treated like slaves.
He said that all the political prisoners of Kashmir belong to respectable families with reputed backgrounds. “Their only sin is that they demand their birth right of self-determination,” he added.