Feb 4: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Tuesday released a former PDP
legislator and a trade leader from preventive detention, officials said.
the release of the two leaders, the number of people now under detention at the
MLA hostel is 15. The hostel has been temporarily converted into a subsidiary
PDP MLA from Wachi in south Kashmir Aijaz Ahmad Mir and trade leader Shakeel Ahmed
Qalandar, who is former president of the Federation Chamber of Industries
Kashmir, were released two days after the administration had released four
politicians from preventive custody at the MLA hostel on Sunday.
released politicians on Sunday comprised three from the National Conference and
one from the PDP.
leaders were part of preventive detention carried out on mainstream
politicians, activists and trade leaders after August 5 last year when the
Centre withdrew the special status of the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir state and
bifurcated it into union territories — Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir.
the prominent leaders who are still under detention are NC leaders Farooq
Abdullah and Omar Abdullah, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti and Jammu amd Kashmir
People”s Conference leader Sajjad Gani Lone.
Farooq Abdullah has been kept at his Gupkar house, his son and NC vice
president Omar Abdullah has been detained at Hari Niwas. PDP chief Mehbooba
Mufti, who was initially lodged at Chesmashahi huts, has been shifted to a
government building in the heart of Srinagar.
senior Abdullah was slapped with the stringent Public Safety Act on September
17 and further renewed for a period of three months on December 16.