Five Kashmiri politicians, under detention since abrogation of Article 370 on 5 August, released by J&K administration

  • Jammu and Kashmir administration on Monday released five political leaders who have been under detention since 5 August

  • The five leaders released belonged to the National Conference, the PDP and the Congress, who were kept under preventive detention, officials said

  • The leaders included Ishfaq Jabbar and Ghulam Nabi Bhat, Bashir Mir, Zahoor Mir and Yasir Reshi

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Monday released five political leaders who have been under detention since 5 August, the day when the Centre announced abrogation of Article 370 provisions and bifurcation of the erstwhile state.

The five leaders released belonged to the National Conference, the PDP and the Congress, who were kept under preventive detention, officials said.

The leaders included Ishfaq Jabbar and Ghulam Nabi Bhat (NC), Bashir Mir (Congress) and Zahoor Mir and Yasir Reshi (PDP), they said.

Reshi is considered as a rebel PDP leader who had openly revolted against then chief minister and PDP patron Mehbooba Mufti.

On 25 November, two political leaders — Dilawar Mir of the PDP and Ghulam Hassan Mir of the Democratic Party Nationalist — were released by the new Union Territory administration.

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Updated Date: Dec 30, 2019 17:44:48 IST