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Ghulam Nabi Azad welcomes Omar Abdullah’s release, says restore J&k statehood


By: Express News Service | Jammu |

Published: March 24, 2020 11:15:12 pm





Omar Abdullah after being launched from detention on Tuesday. (Express picture: Shuaib Masoodi)
Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Tuesday welcomed the release of former Chief Minister and National Conference chief Omar Abdullah.

“I am extremely happy that Omar Abdullah has finally been released, after nearly eight months of detention by the central government,” Azad stated.

Claiming that the detention was “totally undemocratic and uncalled-for”, Azad urged the Government of India to additionally instantly launch PDP chief and former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, and lots of of different political detainees who’re both in Jammu & Kashmir or in jails in several elements of the nation, particularly in view of the coronavirus disaster.

Azad stated it was excessive time that the federal government “realises its mistake and restores the statehood of Jammu & Kashmir”. He additional stated the federal government should give again the unique rights on lands and providers and the constitutional and democratic rights of the individuals of Jammu & Kashmir as they had been earlier than August 2019.

Others who’ve hailed the discharge of Abdullah embrace JKPCC chief G A Mir, former JKPCC president Peerzada Mohammad, ex-deputy chief minister Tara Chand, former ministers Taj Mohi-ud-Din, Mula Ram, Raman Bhalla, G M Saroori, Mohammed Sharief Niaz, Haji Abdul Rashid Dar and Kanta Bhan, amongst others.

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