Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) today threatened street protests if the government of India failed to provide suitable medical aid to its incarcerated ailing chairman Shabir Shah lodged in Tihar jail, Delhi, since July 2017.
"The family of ailing leader Shabir Shah had gone to Delhi to meet him. The visiting family members found the incarcerated leader very ill in Tihar jail. The family had time and again stressed that Shabir Shah is suffering from many serious ailments which need immediate treatment, however, their repeated pleas were not even heard at level," a spokesman of the DEF, in a statement today, said.
He said, "now the health situation of Shabir Shah has deteriorated to the extent that every party member and activist has started showing concern. So the Party has warned New Delhi to take immediate and practical measures about providing suitable treatment to the ailing leader otherwise the party will come on streets and hold protests."
"The party has also strongly appeals to the human rights bodes active on international level to intervene so that the life of the prisoner of conscience is saved," he added.
Meanwhile, DFP has expressed deep sorrow over the demise of veteran journalist and human rights defender Kuldeep Nayar who breathed his last some days back in Delhi. Describing Kuldeep Nayar as friend and well wisher of incarcerated Shabir Shah, the spokesman said, "The demise of Kuldeep Nayar has saddened the whole party."