Jammu and Kashmir: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq released after 19 months of detention, Mehbooba Mufti expressed happiness
In view of the improving conditions in Jammu and Kashmir, the Union Territory Government has put an end to the detention of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, chairman of the liberal faction of the All Party Hurriyat Conference (APHC). Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has been released on Wednesday after 19 months of house arrest.
He was placed under house arrest by the administration on 5 August last year after the state's special status was abolished and the Reorganization Act was implemented. According to the report of the Times of India, the authorities had allowed him to move out of the house on Tuesday itself. At the same time, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said on Wednesday that he has not been officially informed about his release yet. However, he is happy to know that he is now free.
Along with this, he also told that in view of the way the addiction of drugs is ruining our society, especially the youth, they will now start a campaign against drugs.
On the other hand, the reaction of PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti has also come to light on his release. He expressed happiness over the release of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. He said in the tweet, "Glad to hear the news of Mirwaiz's release. I hope that hundreds of Kashmiri men in jails in and outside Jammu and Kashmir will also be released soon. It is time for him to return to his family. "
According to media reports, Mirwaiz Farrukh had not participated in any public event outside his home in Kashmir since August 2019 but he used to keep meeting Hurriyat leaders at his home. Apart from this, he was also seated with different religious organizations. Prior to this, Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti had also been under house arrest last year, although they were released after a few months.