SRINAGAR: National Conference on Monday while demanding release of its leader Shameema Firdous said the prolonged incarceration of party’s women wing leader debunks the claims of present ruling dispensation on women empowerment and emancipation. While expressing concern over the deteriorating health condition of party’s prominent women leader, and former three times legislature, provincial secretary Showkat Mir in a statement said, “It is heart wrenching to see one of our outstanding women leaders facing oddments in face of her prolonged incarceration. She has not been keeping well owing to her continuous confinement for past seven months.”
“A person of her standing who has served on various key positions should not have received such awful treatment. She has been lending voice to the people of her constituency. A name to reckon with her contribution towards democracy has been immense. To ensure the total redemption of J&K all the incarcerated leaders, political activists lodged in their houses or outside should be released without any delay,” he said. He said that Shameema has been raising the issues of the people of Srinagar. “She is a known figure in Srinagar. Regrettably, she is under house confinement for previous seven months. It is indeed painful to see a people’s leader facing such oddments. Having her inside house detention is a great disservice to the people of Srinagar for whom she used to work tirelessly. I urge the government to release here without delay,” Mir said.