Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) on Friday said that its incarcerated chief Shabir Shah has been shifted to “Kasturi ward” of Tihar jail meant for the prisoners whose jail record or behavior towards other inmates or towards jail staff is not good.
In a statement the DFP spokesperson said, “he (Shah) has been placed in a small cell of the ward where he is unable to even spread his legs while sleeping. Prisoners are shifted to Kasturi ward as a case of punishment and Kashmir’s resistance leader, Shabir Shah is virtually being punished in Tihar jail for advocating right to self determination of the people of Jammu Kashmir.”
It said that Shah is suffering from multiple ailments including knee and back pain, arthritis, hypertension, diabetes and it becomes difficult for him to stay in the small cell.
“Moreover, the washroom Shabir Shah is allowed to use is so small and troublesome that it is very difficult to use. Even he is allowed to go to washroom only after seeking permission. It has become torture for Shabir Shah to stay in the cell and he is not even allowed to move out to sit in the sun for some time,” it said.