Omar welcomes release; PSA against Faisal, Madni, Mansoor revoked

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 6/3/2020 11:35:24 PM

SRINAGAR, June 3: The administration today revoked the stringent public safety act against former IAS officer-turned-politician Shah Faesal and two PDP leaders Sartaj Madni, the maternal uncle of former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, and Peer Mansoor.
The controversial Public Safety Act (PSA) against Faesal, which was extended by three months on May 14, has now been superseded by the order today from the home department of the union territory.
Faesal, who was under detention after scrapping of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status, was booked under the PSA in February this year, with his detention being extended barely hours before it was to come to an end.
Madani was lodged with National Conference general secretary Ali Mohammed Sagar at a government bunglow. Their detention had been extended on May 5 for a period of three months.
Meanwhile, former chief minister Omar Abdullah today welcomed the release of Shah Faesal, Sartaj Madni and Peer Mansoor from detention.
Taking to Twitter, NC Vice President Omar Abdullah hailed the release even as he demanded setting free other leaders including Ali Mohammad Sagar, Hilal Lone and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti.
“Good to hear @shahfaesal , Peer Mansoor & Sartaj Madani have been released from their unjust PSA detention,” said Omar, in a tweet.
“Disappointed that @MehboobaMufti , Sagar Sb & Hilal Lone continue to be detained. It’s high time they are set free as well,” he said in another tweet.



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