Three J&K Leaders Released From Detention Today: Report

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Srinagar

The Jammu and Kashmir administration today released three politicians who were under detention since August 5, when the Centre abrogated the temporary special status granted to the state under the Constitution, officials said.

Yawar Mir, Noor Mohammed and Shoiab Lone were be released on various grounds, officials told news agency Press Trust of India, explaining the reasons for ending of their detention.

While Mir is a former Peoples Democratic Party or PDP MLA from the Rafiabad assembly seat, Lone contested unsuccessfully on a Congress ticket from North Kashmir and later resigned as district president of the party.

Noor Mohammed is a National Conference worker who has been managing the party’s show in Batamaloo area of the Srinagar city. Before his release, he will be signing a bond to maintain peace and good behaviour, the officials said on Wednesday night.

The governor administration had earlier released Imran Ansari of the People’s Conference and Syed Akhoon of the National Conference on health grounds on September 21.

More than a thousand people, including politicians, separatists, and activists were detained after the August 5 decision of the Central government to abrogate the temporary special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

The detainees include three former Chief Ministers – Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah, and Mehbooba Mufti.
Over 250 were sent to the jails outside Jammu and Kashmir. Farooq Abdullah was subsequently detained under the Public Safety Act, while other politicians were mostly detained under different sections of the criminal procedure code, NDTV reported.

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