Mehbooba Mufti's detention extended for 3 months

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Mehbooba Mufti's detention extended for 3 months
Mehbooba Mufti's detention extended for 3 months

Srinagar : Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti will remain under detention for another three months.

The detention of former minister and senior National Conference leader Ali Mohammed Sagar and senior PDP leader and Mufti's uncle, Sartaj Madani, was also extended by another three months under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA).

In a brief order by the Home Department of the Jammu and Kashmir administration, the extension of PSA was made under the public order provisions of the act.

While Mufti is currently lodged at her official residence 'Fair View', which has been converted into a subsidiary jail, Sagar and Madani are in a government accommodation at Gupkar road.

National Conference leader Omar Abdullah criticized the decision and tagged it as 'cruel'.

"Unbelievably cruel and retrograde decision to extend Mehbooba Mufti's detention. Nothing she has done or said in any way justifies the way the Indian state has treated her and the others detained," Abdullah said in a tweet.

"For a government that is making tall claims about normality in J&K the last few days coupled with the extension of Ms Mufti's detention is proof enough that [Prime Minister Narendra] Modi ji has singlehandedly pushed J&K back decades," he added.

Mehbooba Mufti was first detained on August 5 when the Centre abrogated the special status to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated it into two Union Territories - Ladakh, and Jammu and Kashmir.