Former Chief Minister of Occupied Kashmir and National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah was released after eight months in detention.
Former chief ministers Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah were detained after the Indian government remove the special status of occupied Kashmir on August 5 last year.
However, today only Omar Abdullah’s release came into operation and the Mehbooba Mufti is still in custody.
According to media reports, the release was decided in the wake of the Coronavirus and his health concerns.
In a message on t Twitter after the release, Omar Abdullah said, “After 232 days of detention I finally came out of Hari Niwas, today’s world is very different from August 5, 2019.”
232 days after my detention today I finally left Hari Niwas. It’s a very different world today to the one that existed on 5th August 2019. pic.twitter.com/Y44MNwDlNz
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) March 24, 2020