Govt reviewing release of political detainees in Kashmir: Adv Khan
Srinagar, Dec 5:
The Jammu and Kashmir government is constantly reviewing the release of
political detainees in Kashmir, a top official said here on Thursday.
“The issue is
being reviewed regularly and people have been released as well after enquiry.
About the rest of the detained leaders, the review is going on,” Farooq Khan,
advisor to Lt. Governor Girish Chandra Murmu told reporters.
“We are not
detaining them for a life term. It was done to control the situation. Some
things are inevitable and the administration has to take strict measures… this
was done to safeguard the life and properties of people in Kashmir,” Khan said.
chief ministers are among close to 50 politicians detained since August 5 — the
date when Article 370 was abrogated.
Abdullah, a sitting MP from Srinagar has been detained under the Public Safety
Act (PSA) at his home on Gupkar Road in Srinagar, his son and former Jammu and
Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has been lodged in Hari Niwas.
Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti was recently shifted to a government
accommodation from Chashma Shahi after the onset of winter.
politicians who were detained in the Centaur Hotel on the banks of the Dal Lake
were recently moved to the MLA Hostel in Srinagar.