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Article 370: Mehbooba Mufti, Released From Detention After 14 Months, Meets Farooq And Omar Abdullah

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah along with his father and National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah met PDP president Mehbooba Mufti, who was released yesterday after spending more than a year in detention.

New Delhi: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah along with his father and National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah met PDP president Mehbooba Mufti, who was released yesterday after spending more than a year in detention.

Mufti, the Abdullah duo and many others were taken under detention on the night before August 5 last year, before the Centre scrapped Article 370 in the Parliament, removing the erstwhile state’s special status and bifurcating it into two Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh.

While Farooq and Omar Abdullah were released earlier this year, Mehbooba, 60, who was initially put under preventive custody, was later booked under the stringent PSA on February 6, was shifted to her official residence on April 7 after it was declared a subsidiary jail by the authorities.

“My father and I called on Mehbooba Mufti Sahiba this afternoon to enquire about her well-being after her release from detention. She has kindly accepted Farooq Sb’s invitation to join a meeting of the Gupkar Declaration signatories tomorrow afternoon,” Omar Abdullah tweeted with a picture of the three leaders having a conversation at the PDP chief’s residence.

The National Conference leader further clarified to reporters that they had political agenda behind the meeting.

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