High time Mehbooba Mufti is launched from detention: Rahul Gandhi to Centre


New Delhi: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Sunday (August 1) as soon as once more pitched for launch of of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti who has been underneath home detention in Jammu and Kashmir since almost a 12 months now underneath the Public Safety Act (PSA). 

The former social gathering president additionally accused the central authorities of undermining democracy by extending the detention of the previous Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister. 

“India’s democracy is damaged when GOI illegally detains political leaders. It’s high time Mehbooba Mufti is released,” the Congress chief tweeted.

Earlier on Saturday, senior Congress chief P Chidambaram stated that the extension of the detention of Mufti underneath the PSA is an abuse of regulation and an assault on the Constitutional rights assured to each citizen.

This is the second time Mufti’s detention has been prolonged. On July 31, the Jammu and Kashmir authorities prolonged Mehbooba Mufti’s detention underneath the PSA by three months even because it launched People’s Conference chief Sajad Gani Lone in Srinagar. Prior to this, on May 5, her detention was prolonged was three months. 

Under the PSA, an individual will be saved underneath detention for almost 2 years. 

Mufti together with 20 different leaders of Jammu and Kashmir proceed to stay underneath detention since August 4, a day earlier than the Centre abrogated Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the state into two union territories.