Farooq Abdullah To Be Released After Over 7 Months In Detention

Farooq Abdullah To Be Released After Over 7 Months In Detention

Farooq Abdullah To Be Released After Over 7 Months In Detention

Farooq Abdullah To Be Released After Over 7 Months In Detention

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah to be released after over seven months in custody under the Public Safety Act or PSA, a stringent law that allows detention without trial.

Farooq Abdullah, 83, was placed under detention along with other leaders including his son Omar Abdullah on August 5, when the government ended special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 and imposed massive restrictions.

Days ago, eight opposition parties sent a joint resolution to the BJP-led government, demanding the immediate release of all political detainees in Kashmir, especially the three former Chief Ministers -- Farooq and Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti. Under the Narendra Modi government, "democratic dissent is being muzzled by coercive administrative action, which has threatened the basic ideals of Justice, Liberty, Equality and Fraternity as enshrined in our Constitution," the resolution read.