NEW DELHI: Congress MP Rahul Gandhi on Sunday demanded the discharge of former Jammu & Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti from “unlawful detention”, saying democracy is broken when authorities detains political leaders, illegally. Mufti has been in detention beneath the […]
Mufti has been in detention beneath the stringent Public Security Act since Article 370 was nullified on August 5 final 12 months, revoking particular standing to J&Ok and bifurcating the erstwhile state into two Union Territories. Although many different political leaders in Kashmir have since been freed, Mufti’s detention beneath PSA was given a 3 month extension by the federal government.
“India’s democracy is broken when GOI illegally detains leaders. It’s excessive time Mehbooba Mufti is launched,” Gandhi stated on Twitter.
Final week, Rahul made an identical plea for the discharge of senior INC chief Saifuddin Soz after the latter’s sensational movies — chatting with the media from behind corcertina wires put in on his bungalows partitions — went viral on social media. Whereas the J&Ok administration has submitted in Supreme Court docket that Soz is free, the 82-year-old Congress veteran had claimed in any other case.