Srinagar, August 02: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has said that it was the high time to release Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti.
“India’s democracy is damaged when GOI illegally detains political leaders. It’s high time Mehbooba Mufti is released,” Rahul tweeted.
India’s democracy is damaged when GOI illegally detains political leaders.
It’s high time Mehbooba Mufti is released.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 2, 2020
The government has recently extended the detention of Mehbooba Mufti by three more months under the Public Safety Act (PSA).
The current detention order of the former chief minister was going to expire on August 5 this year.
Mehbooba Mufti was initially detained on August 5 last year when the Government of India abrogated special status of the erstwhile state and bifurcated it into two union territories-Ladakh, and Jammu and Kashmir.
Having spent over eight months in detention at two government facilities that were designated as sub-jails, Mehbooba Mufti was shifted to her home on April 7 this year.
Initially, she was taken into preventive custody. Later on February 5 this year, she was slapped with the PSA along with Omar Abdullah, who was released in March.