Srinagar, April 23: Authorities today released Qazi Shibli, a resident of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, owner of a portal “Kashmiryat” from Bareilly district jail in Uttar Pradesh.
Shibli was booked under Public Safety Act (PSA) on 8 August 2019 for “disrupting the peaceful atmosphere and to motivate the people to work for seceding the state of Jammu and Kashmir from the union of India. Breach of peace and tranquility and are hell bent upon violating the law and order in district Anantnag.”
On 13 April, his PSA order was revoked. However, due to the ongoing nationwide lockdown and travel restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19, Shibli’s family had to get permission from the Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, to travel to jail and bring him back. On Thursday afternoon, Shibli was released from the jail and is traveling back to Kashmir with a family member.