Srinagar, Mar 25: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah who was released from detention on Tuesday, has expressed hope that PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti and others will be released from detention as well.
Taking to social networking site Twitter, Omar wrote: “It’s callous & cruel to continue to detain Mehbooba Mufti & others at a time like this. There was never much justification to detain everyone in the 1st place & none at all to keep them detained as the country enters a 3 week lock down. I hope @PMOIndia and @HMOIndia will release them.”
Meanwhile, Iltija Mufti also tweeted that: “My mother is hearing reports of her imminent release & is grateful for the concern. But she’s upset about thousands of young boys jailed outside J&K . The trauma their families feel due to COVID outbreak is unimaginable. She is 10 mins away from home but they are hundreds of miles away from families & loved ones. She would like to urge PMO India to release all detainees immediately.”