Shabbir seriously ill in Tihar jail

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As per relatives of Kashmiri political prisoners, languishing in New Delhi’s infamous Tihar jail, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference vice Chairman, Shabbir Ahmad Shah is seriously ill in the Indian jail.

APHC leaders and organizations including Abdul Ahad Parra, Zamruda Habib, Yasmeen Raja, Dr Musaib, Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party and Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League in their separate statements in Srinagar called upon the UN Human Rights Council, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and International Committee of Red Cross to urgently intervene to save the life of the jailed Kashmiri leader. The leaders and organizations deplored that Indian jails have been converted into death cells where besides being subjected to physical and mental torture, the Kashmiri detainees are deprived of basic amenities including medical care.

The ailing APHC leader, Abdul Samad Inqilabi has started hunger strike against the inhuman treatment at the hands of Indian authorities at Varanasi jail in Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

Meanwhile, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred two more Kashmiri youth in the garb of cordon and search operation in Kanjikullar area of Shopian district, today. The troops also continued the search operation on the second consecutive day, today, in Mishipora area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district. They fired gunshots to scare the people.

Amid continued curfew that entered the seventh day, today, in Bhaderwah, Indian police arrested nine Muslim youth in the town. The arrested youth were part of a group that had protested in the town last week against the Indian ruling Bharatiya Janata Party leaders’ derogatory remarks on Holy Prophet (peace be upon him). Tension had griped Bhaderwah on Thursday evening after Hindutva activists attacked the Muslims who were protesting against the blasphemous remarks.

On the other hand, India’s dreaded National Investigation Agency conducted house raids at multiple locations in the Kashmir Valley including on the residences of many illegally detained Kashmiri leaders and activists.

Mahmood Ahmad Saghar was elected as Convener of APHC-AJK chapter while Sheikh Abdul Mateen as General Secretary and Imtiyaz Wani as information Secretary during an election held in Islamabad, today.—KMS

 

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