Expressing his serious concern over the plight of Kashmiri detainees lodged in different jails in and outside Kashmir the vice- president of Democratic Freedom Party Mehmood Ahmed Saghar has appealed the UN Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet to take effective notice of dreadful situation the detainees were forced to go through.
In a letter addressed to UNHCR commissioner Saghar said" "Kashmiri political prisoners were being treated like criminals and the jails have been turned into worst interrogation centers for them."
He said, "Health of Shabir Ahmed Shah is deteriorating in Tihar jail. He has been kept in abysmal conditions and deprived of basic health care facilities. The ailing leader has been suffering from many serious ailments which need immediate treatment but his family's repeated pleas for early release were not even heard."
"Over the past couple of months Shah's health has deteriorated to such an extent that he can't even stand on his legs. The detained leader fainted in Tihar jail during the hearing. Keeping Shah in solitary confinement under these crucial circumstances tantamount to playing with his life," the letter states.
Saghar appealed the UN Human Rights chief to raise the issue with the Government of India to ensure early release of Shah and other Kashmiri prisoners languishing in different Jails in and outside Jammu and Kashmir.