Iltija Mufti said, ‘According to reports, 3 Kashmiri leaders who have been released from custody today have been pressurized to fill a bond. On the basis of which law was his release on conditions while
Their detention is illegal in itself. Iltija Mufti has called it the directionless thinking of the Jammu and Kashmir administration. Officials had said that before being released, Noor Mohamed would sign an affidavit promising to maintain peace and good behavior.
3 Kashmiri leaders released from custody today
Let us tell you that the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Thursday released three leaders detained after the special status of the state was abolished on August 5. Among them, Yawar Mir, Noor Mohammad and Shoaib Lone have been released on various grounds.
Yawar Mir is a former MLA from Rafiabad assembly seat, while Shoaib Lone contested from North Kashmir on a Congress ticket. In which he had to face defeat. He later left the Congress. He is considered close to People’s Conference chief Sajjad Lone. While Noor Mohammad is a worker of the National Conference.
Officials said on Wednesday that before being released, Noor Mohamed would sign an affidavit promising to maintain peace and good behavior. Earlier, the Governor’s administration had released Imran Ansari and Syed Akhun of the People’s Conference on September 21 due to health reasons.
Thousands of leaders were taken into custody
Significantly, after the August 5 decision of the Central Government to abolish most of the provisions of Article 370 giving special status to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcate the state into two Union Territories, thousands of people including politicians, separatists, activists and lawyers. More people were detained.
Three CMs also included in the detained leaders
These include three former chief ministers – Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti. About 250 people were sent to jail outside Jammu and Kashmir. Farooq Abdullah was later detained under the Public Safety Act while other leaders were detained under the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).