Shabir Shah

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Shabir Shah
Shabir Shah
Shabir Shah Varrier
Shabir Ahmad Shah

(1953-06-14) 14 June 1953 (age 69)
Other names"Jail Bird of Kashmir"
OccupationKashmiri Separatist leader
Spouse(s)Bilquies Shah

Shabir Ahmad Shah (born 14 June 1953), popularly known as Shabir Shah, is an Indian activist and prisoner. He is the founder and president of the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP).[1] He supports the idea of Jammu and Kashmir being separated. He spent 32 years of his life in jail.[2] In 1992, Amnesty International called him "The Prisoner of Conscience."

In December 2021, it was reported that Shah was "gravely ill" in prison.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Biography for Shabir Shah Ahmad". SiloBreaker. Archived from the original on 13 November 2013. Retrieved 13 November 2013.
  2. "Shabir Shah". Kashmir Life. 26 September 2009. Retrieved 13 November 2013.
  3. "Shabir Shah: Nelson Mandela of Kashmir gravely ill". Religion News. Retrieved 30 December 2021.