The Democratic Freedom Party on Sunday said that its incarcerated chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah's health has deteriorated in New Delhi's Tihar jail.
In a meeting presided over party's secretary general Moulana Abdullah Tari, the members expressed serious concern over Shah's 'deteriorating' health.
"We condemn the attitude of the government and jail authorities towards Shabir Shah. Medical experts have termed the condition of Shabir Shah as worrisome. He was taken to GB Pant hospital in Delhi on 13th November where doctors conducted a test which was found positive (sic). He was later on taken Safderjung hospital in a critical condition where doctors installed a holter on the ailing leader. Shah was again taken to the same hospital on 18 November to open the holter. Witnesses informed the party that Shah has turned weak," a DFP spokesperson said in a statement.
"We have learnt that doctors at Safderjung hospital strongly advised immediate surgery for a pacemaker on Shah, but the jail authorities did not pay any heed towards the doctors' advice, putting his life in danger. He was taken to hospital on the court direction. The authorities did not take the matter seriously and they are instead trying to silence the effective voice of our freedom once for all," the spokesperson alleged. Meanwhile, expressing serious concern over the health condition of its chairman Nayeem Ahmad Khan, a National Front spokesperson said: "Placing Nayeem Khan and others in jail even after the completion of their so-called questioning is politically motivated and undemocratic."