Srinagar: Farooq Abdullah released: Former Chief Minister and National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah, who was detained after the abolition of Article 370 and Article 35A in Jammu and Kashmir has been released . He was detained under the Public Safety Act. Along with him, his son Omar Abdullah and PDP Chief and former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti were also detained. Upon release, Abdullah said, ‘Today I am free. I have no words to say. At the moment, I will not speak on any political issue until all the companions are released. He was detained after removing Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir. He was released on Friday. The Public Safety Act imposed on him has also been removed. He was in custody for about seven months. Farooq Abdullah along with his son and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and other leaders were taken into custody on 5 August. Let me tell you, a few days ago eight opposition parties had demanded the BJP-led government that all the leaders detained in Kashmir should be released as soon as possible. The detained leaders include three former Chief Ministers Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti.
Earlier, PDP MP Mir Mohammad Fayad while talking to media said, ‘We welcome the release of Farooq Abdullah. We demand that our leader Mehbooba Mufti and former CM Omar Abdullah should also be released. Government of India should start political dialogue in Kashmir now.
At the same time, Rajya Sabha MP from Kashmir Nazir Ahmed Lavai said, ‘We welcome this decision. We demand that all the leaders who have arrested the youth and common people should also be released. Explain that in the joint resolution sent by the opposition parties to the BJP-led central government, it was said, ‘Democratic disagreement in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is being suppressed by aggressive administrative action. It has put at risk the fundamental principles of justice, liberty, equality and fraternity enshrined in the constitution. “It said that attacks on democratic norms, fundamental rights of citizens and their freedom are increasing