Detention order of Omar Abdullah under PSA revoked after 8 months


In a significant step, the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Tuesday revoked the detention of former chief minister and National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA).

Omar Abdullah outside his house after being released from detention. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

Taking to social networking site Twitter, government spokesman Rohit Kansal wrote, “Govt issues orders revoking detention of Shri Omar Abdullah.”

The order of revocation comes less than a week after the Supreme Court asked the government to inform if it is planning to release Omar from detention.


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