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Facing Over 7 Months In Detention,Farooq Abdullah Set To Be Released
Farooq Abdullah, 83, was placed under detention along with other leaders including his son Omar Abdullah on August
Facing Over 7 Months In Detention, Farooq Abdullah Set To Be Released
New Delhi: Farooq Abdullah former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister to be released after over six months in custody under the Public Safety Act or PSA, a stringent law that allows detention without trial.
He 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 restriction.
In September, he was charged under the PSA, which enables detention without trial for up to two years. He was charged with "disturbing public order" under the law, which means shorter detention of three months.
This was the first time that the PSA, used against terrorists, separatists or stone-throwers, was used on a mainstream politician, especially an MP and a three-time Chief Minister.
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.
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.
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