Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) general secretary Moulana Abdullah Tari on Sunday expressed concern over the continuous imprisonment of party's incarcerated chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah who is lodged in Rajbagh police station from last 50 days.
"Prior to his arrest Shah was under police detention or house arrest for the last two years and during that period he was not even allowed to offer Friday prayers," Tari, said in statement today.
"Shah Sahib's health has deteriorated a lot and the phone and internet connections of his house and office have also been disconnected since last month. His family particularly two young daughters are very much concerned due to the communication gag. Given the situation, the puppet state government should bear in mind that by resorting to cheap tactics of suppression, it cannot break the resolve of Shabir Ahmad Shah who has spent much of his life in jails."
Condemning the tactics adopted by police and forces against the resistance leadership and people, Tari said, "The state agencies by making arrests during nocturnal raids have made the life of people a hell.
Most of the party workers have been arrested. The residence of Freedom Party's Ishfaq Ahmad Kotwal in Islamabad (Anantnag) was raided and his brother was arrested. Party's Rouf Ahmad has been shifted to Kathua jail. Muhammad Akbar and Yawar Ahmad have also been arrested."