Public Safety Act order against bureaucrat-turned-politician Shah Faesal and two PDP leaders has been revoked in Jammu and Kashmir. Welcoming the decision, Omar Abdullah said it was time to other leaders including Mehbooba Mufti.
Jammu and Kashmir administration has decided to release former IAS officer and head of J&K People’s Movement (JKPM) party Shah Faesal, and two PDP leaders from detention.
Faisal and PDP leaders Sartaj Madni and Peer Mansoor were booked under the Public Safety Act (PSA) following their arrested in August last year.
“The PSA detention on the three is being lifted,” said an official. Former Chief Minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah welcomed their release but demanded the release his political rival Mehbooba Mufti, the PDP chief.
Omar Abdullah wrote on Twitter, “Good to hear @shahfaesal, Peer Mansoor & Sartaj Madani have been released from their unjust PSA detention.”
He demanded that other leaders including his party colleagues Ali Mohammad Sagar and Hilal Lone be released from house arrest. “Disappointed that @MehboobaMufti, Sagar Sb & Hilal Lone continue to be detained. It’s high time they are set free as well (sic),” tweeted Omar Abdullah.
These leaders had been taken into custody in the wake of revocation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, and bifurcation of the erstwhile state into two Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.
Most of these leaders have been in jails after the decision on August 5. Omar Abdullah was released from detention in March after nearly eight months. His father and former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah had been released earlier.
Source: India Today