In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) has strongly condemned the denial of bail to its illegally detained Chairman, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, despite repeated application to the courts.
According to Kashmir Media Service, a DFP spokesman in a statement in Srinagar said that Indian agencies have been booking Shabbir Shah under fake charges since 1968 but they have miserably failed in proving a single allegation against him so far.
“Even for the last around four years after Shabbir Shah was booked under fictitious cases and sent to New Delhi’s Tihar Jail, not a single allegation has been proved in any court of law.
The justice loving people were hoping that this Himalayan fact will be taken into consideration by the courts at least, but it seems that even the judiciary is working under the political pressure in India,” he said.
The spokesman praised the patience, political will and steadfastness of Shabbir Shah, who has spent half of his life in different jails for not budging an inch from his just political stand despite the fact that he is suffering from various serious and life threatening ailments.
Meanwhile, the DFP Acting Chairman, Mehmood Ahmed Saghar, in a statement issued in Islamabad termed the allegations leveled by India’s Enforcement Department against Shabbir Ahmed Shah as a cock and bull story.
He said the ED authorities have been using arrests and house detentions as a weapon of war to cow down the Kashmiri Hurriyat leaders.
He said, the enforcement Directorate (ED) is entirely working on whims and fancies of New Delhi to victimize Shabbir Shah and other leaders just for raising their voice for the voiceless Kashmiris and advocating for a just settlement of Kashmir dispute. He described Shabbir Shah’s illegal detention as sheer vengeance and said the ED authorities have miserably failed in providing any substantial evidence against him.
India must realize the fact that Kashmiris could not be cowed down or coerced into submission, Saghar added.—INP