Omar Abdullah released from Indian custody

Srinagar: In occupied Kashmir, the Indian authorities on Tuesday revokedthe draconian Public Safety Act slapped against National Conference leader and formerpuppet Chief Minister of the territory, Omar Abdullah and released him from house arrest.
Booked under the Public Safety Act (PSA), Omar Abdullah has been kept under detention eversince India abrogated Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir on August5, 2019.He has been under detention for the past seven months at Srinagar’s Hari Nivas,where he recently celebrated his 50th birthday.
It may be recalled that Omar’s father and NC Chairman Farooq Abdullah was released fromhouse arrest on March 16.Farooq had been under house arrest since September 15, 2019,almost a month after India scrapped Article 370.
Talking to media persons after his release, Omar Abdullah demanded that the Kashmirislanguishing in different jails be released, internet be restored in view of coronocrisis. He said he would talk about Article 370, at length, later. “A lot has changed in J&K since August 5:, he said.–Agencies