Srinagar, October 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) while expressing serious concern over the extension of judicial remand of its Chairman, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, and other resistance leaders has said that this is being done under a well-thought-out plan to prolong their illegal detention.

A DFP spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Shabbir Ahmad Shah was arrested in a decade-old fabricated case the motive behind which was to prevent him from discharging his duty towards the freedom movement. He said that the case was closed by court which also ordered honorable release of all the accused. “The arrest of resistance leaders by NIA and Enforcement Directorate and subjecting them to media trial to malign their image is a shameful act and based on political vengeance,” he said. These leaders are subjected to inhuman treatment in jails and kept among hardcore criminals, he deplored.

The spokesman appealed to the world human rights organizations to take cognizance of the continued illegal detention of Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Aasiya Andrabi, Masarrat Aalam Butt, Dr Muhammad Qasim Fakhtoo, Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Merajuddin Kalwal, Peer Saifullah, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Mir Hafeezullah, Dr Muhammad Shafi Shariati, Fehmeeda Sofi, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Muhammad Rafiq Ganai, Muhammad Shaban Khan, Merajuddin Naikoo, Farooq Tawheedi, Muhammad Ramzan Khan, Abdul Ahad Parra, Abdul Ghani Butt, Mufti Abdul Ahad and dozens of other resistance leaders and activists.

The spokesman condemned Indian Army’s firing on innocent people at Walarhama in Pahalgam during demonstrations against braid-chopping incidents. He also paid glowing tributes to martyred Showkat Falahi saying that with his martyrdom Kashmiris had lost a religious scholar. He expressed condolence and solidarity with the bereaved family. Secretary General of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front-R, Wajahat Bashir Qureshi, in a statement also condemned the extension of judicial remand of Hurriyat leaders including Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Farooq Ahmed Dar, Altaf Ahmed, Peer Saifullah, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Shahid-ul-Islam, Ayaz Akbar, Merajuddin Kalwal and Kashmiri businessman, Zahoor Ahmed Watali, who are illegally detained in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail. He also paid homage to Shaukat Falahi.

On the other hand, the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Mazahmat, Bilal Siddiqi in a statement expressed serious concern and anguish over indiscriminate firing on peaceful protestors in Wulerhama area of Pahalgam and unabated braid chopping incidents. He prayed for speedy recovery of those injured in indiscriminate firing. He also paid glorious tributes to Showkat Falahi.

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