HCBA concerned over deteriorating health of Fahmeeda Sofi in Tihar Jail

Jammu Kashmir High Court Bar Association (HCBA), Srinagar, Thursday expressed serious concern over the deteriorating health of incarcerated leader of Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) FahmeedaSofi, in Central Jail Tihar, New Delhi.

“The Bar Association demands that FahmeedaSofi be provided immediate medical treatment for her worsening joint problem, which has also damaged her knees to such an extent that she is unable to stand,” a spokesman of the HCBA in a statement said.

“Providing medical treatment should also made possible to all other incarcerated Kashmiri leaders and activists, who are held in captivity at Central Jail Tihar, New Delhi and other jails and detention centres of the state,” he said.

“Bar, at a its executive meeting, also   denounced the summoning of Anees-ul-Islam, the grandson of Syed Ali Shah Geelani and son of Mohammad Altaf Shah, who is languishing in Tihar Jail New Delhi, for the last about two years on false and fictitious charges and terms the same as illegal, unjustified and unwarranted,” the statement stated.

“The members also ridiculed the summoning of SamaShabir, the daughter of Shabir Ahmad Shah, who is presently pursuing her law course in UK, to Enforcement Directorate, New Delhi, in a 2005 case, when she was only 5 years of age and describes the same as an act of victimization and harassment of the family and that too at a time, when Shabir Ahmad Shah is behind the bars for the last about two years and is lodged in High Security Ward of Tihar Jail, New Delhi,” the statement read.