SRINAGAR, Apr 8: While welcoming shifting of former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti from a makeshift detention centre to her official residence, Jammu Kashmir People’s Conference spokesperson Adnan Ashraf Mir has urged the Central Government to revoke PSA and release Mehbooba Mufti along with all leaders and political workers who continue to remain under detention since August 5.
“Shifting of Mehbooba Mufti to her official residence after more than 8 months of detention is a step in the right direction. While Mehbooba Mufti can be with her family and loved ones especially in these distressing times, she continues to remain booked under PSA. We urge the Central Government to revoke PSA detention of Mehbooba Mufti and lift all curbs on her movement and interactions with the public and media”, Adnan said in a party statement.
He also demanded the release of PC Chairman Sajad Gani Lone and all other leaders who continue to remain under detention in their homes or makeshift jails.
“We also demand immediate release of PC Chairman Sajad Gani Lone, Senior vice-President Ab Gani Vakil, Shah Faesal, senior PDP and NC leaders – Naeem Akhter, Sartaj Madani, Peer Mansoor, Ali Mohammad Sagar and Hilal Akbar Lone. It has been more than 8 months since they were unjustifiably detained on August 5”, he added.
He also urged the Central Government to release political workers from all parties detained under PSA and kept in various jails within and outside J&K. “They are our unsung heroes. Spare a thought for them – detained in harshest conditions, locked up hundreds of miles outside J&K, away from their loved ones. We appeal to the Government for their immediate release so that they can be with their loved ones in this hour of need ,” he added.