Srinagar, Oct 13 (GNS): PDP president Mehbooba Mufti has been released after nearly 14 months of detention.
“Ms. Mehbooba Mufti being released,” Rohit Kansal, government spokesman said in a tweet. Sources told that the government revoked her PSA detention order of February 5 which was extended by three months on 31-7-2020.
“In exercise of powers conferred under section 19(1) of the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act, 1978, the Government hereby revokes the detention order bearing No. DMS / PSA / 147 / 2020 dated 05-02-2020 issued by District Magistrate. Srinagar which was last extended for a period of three months vide Government Order No. Home / PB-V / 1449 of 2020 dated 31-07-2020 of Ms. Mehbooba Mufti D/o Late Mufti Mohd Sayed R/o Bijbehara A/P Nowgam, Srinagar, with immediate effect,” reads a government order.
Mehbooba was among hundreds of people detained in 2019 to prevent protests against the Government of India’s move to divest J&K of its special status through the nullification of the Constitution’s Article 370 and to divide state into two Union territories.
Mehbooba was presently under detention at her official residence at Fairview Bungalow, which had been declared a subsidiary jail. (GNS)
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