Mehbooba Mufti’s Detention Underneath Public Security Act Prolonged By three Months

Mehbooba Mufti was detained when the federal government cut up Jaamu and Kashmir into two union territories (File)

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, beneath detention since August 5 final yr beneath the stringent Public Security Act, should spend no less than three extra months at her dwelling earlier than she is launched. With this extension that comes hours earlier than she was to be launched, the Peoples Democratic Celebration chief would have spent a yr in detention earlier than it comes up for evaluate once more in August.

Ms Mufti, 60, has been beneath detention at her home in Srinagar since April, which has been accorded the standing of a make-shift jail by the federal government. Earlier than that, she was lodged at a make-shift jail at Maulana Azad Highway within the metropolis.

Mehbooba Mufti was detained together with Nationwide Convention chief Omar Abdullah, his father Farooq Abdullah and tons of of politicians when the federal government ended particular standing to the previous state of Jammu and Kashmir and cut up it into two union territories.

Omar Abdullah, who was launched from detention within the final week of March, referred to as the extension “unbelievably merciless and retrograde”.

“Unbelievably merciless and retrograde choice to increase Mehbooba Mufti’s detention. Nothing she has achieved or mentioned in any method justifies the way in which the Indian state has handled her and the others detained,” he tweeted.

“For a authorities that’s making tall claims about normality in J&Okay the previous couple of days coupled with the extension of Ms Mufti’s detention is proof sufficient that Modi ji has single-handedly pushed J&Okay again a long time,” he added.

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