Will continue struggle for Art 370: Mehbooba

Will continue struggle for Art 370: Mehbooba

Mehbooba Mufti interacts with Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah at her residence in Srinagar. PTI

Srinagar, October 14

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti, who was released from detention after 14 months, has vowed to continue her struggle for the restoration of Article 370 and the resolution of the Kashmir issue.

She said the Centre’s decision of August 5 was a “daylight robbery”.

“We all have to pledge that we will take back what was snatched illegally, undemocratically and unconstitutionally on August 5 last year. We will also have to work for the resolution of Kashmir issue for which thousands of people have laid down their lives,” Mehbooba said in an 83-second audio message on Twitter late on Tuesday night.

Enormity of abuse of law not realised

Happy that Ms Mehbooba Mufti has been finally released after 14 months of unjustified detention. Sad that the Central government and the J&K Administration have not yet realised the enormity of the abuse of law. —P Chidambaram, Congress leader

Release all other political detainees

Pleased to hear that Mehbooba Mufti has been released from detention after 14 months.

I urge the govt to release all other political detainees as well. The democratic processes, which have been suspended during this time, must also be reinstated. —MK Stalin, DMK chief

The PDP leader said it would not be an easy task as there would be difficulties in “this path but our steadfastness and determination will be our aides in this struggle”.

Mehbooba also demanded the release of Kashmiri people languishing in various jails.

“As I have been released, all other persons (from Kashmir) who are detained in various jails across the country should also be released,” she said.

Mehbooba was released on Tuesday night after the union territory Administration revoked the Public Safety Act charges against her, more than a year after she was detained following the abrogation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

The development came barely two days before the Supreme Court was to hear the matter related to her detention. — PTI

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