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Former J&K CM Farooq Abdullah’s detention revoked with immediate effect

The Jammu and Kashmir authorities on Friday issued orders revoking the detention of previous Chief Minister, Farooq Abdullah with fast result, Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary Scheduling, Jammu and Kashmir, said in a tweet. Abdullah, a previous main minister of Jammu and Kashmir has been in detention for over seven months. He was earlier detained below […]

The Jammu and Kashmir authorities on Friday issued orders revoking the detention of previous Chief Minister, Farooq Abdullah with fast result, Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary Scheduling, Jammu and Kashmir, said in a tweet.

Abdullah, a previous main minister of Jammu and Kashmir has been in detention for over seven months. He was earlier detained below the J&K Public Basic safety Act (PSA).

Farooq Abdullah was placed below detention together with other leaders such as his son and previous J&K CM, Omar Abdullah on August 5, when the authorities finished exclusive status to Jammu and Kashmir below Post 370 and imposed enormous constraints.

He was billed with “disturbing public purchase” below the regulation, which suggests shorter detention of 3 months.

This was the first time that the PSA, used versus terrorists, separatists or stone-throwers, was used on a mainstream politician, particularly an MP and a 3-time Chief Minister.

Days in the past, eight opposition parties despatched a joint resolution to the BJP-led authorities, demanding the fast launch of all political detainees in Kashmir, particularly the 3 previous Chief Ministers — Farooq and Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti.