AGENCIES, New Delhi: Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir and Peoples Democratic Party leader Mehbooba Mufti, who was charged under the Public Safety Act and placed under detentionon August 5 last year, has been shifted to her residence in Srinagar. Mufti will continue to remain under detention, the official order issued on Tuesday clarified. The Fairview house on Srinagar’s Gupkar Road is the official residence of Mufti.
Mufti’s daughter, Iltija Mufti, tweeted to thank the media and asked for privacy. “My gratitude to the media in Kashmir for their concern & well wishes. May I please humbly request that you give the family privacy as we wait for her to come home today. Please remember this isn’t a release & the house has been declared as a subsidiary jail,” she said. A few days ago, former chief ministers and National Conference leaders, Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah were released. Omar Abdullah has demanded the release of the PDP leader several times.
. @MehboobaMufti must be set free. Shifting her home while continuing to keep her detained is a cop out.
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) April 7, 2020
Reacting to the news of Mufti being shifted he tweeted: “@MehboobaMufti must be set free. Shifting her home while continuing to keep her detained is a cop out (sic).”
Mufti’s daughter Iltija Mufti, too, has moved the Supreme Court challenging her mother’s detention and leaders across the political spectrum in J&K have sought the release of Mufti and a host of other political leaders including Bilal Lone, Shah Faesal and Naeem Akhtar.