KASHMIR: Omar Abdullah and Farooq Abdullah, National Conference leaders earlier had visited Mehbooba Mufti, the Peoples Democratic Party Chief at her home. They had invited her for a meeting of all major regional political parties of J&K.

After the visit, Mufti responded and said, “It was nice of Omar & Farooq Sahab to come home. It gave me the courage to listen. I am sure together we all can change things for the better.” All the development came just after the J&K government’s decision the previous day when Mufti’s detention came to end. Mufti had been under detention since August 5 when the government gave special status to J&K, the previous year.

Omar later tweeted that “My father and I called on Mehbooba Mufti Sahiba this afternoon to enquire about her well-being after her release from detention. She has kindly accepted Farooq Sb’s invitation to join a meeting of the Gupkar Declaration signatories.” In another tweet, he stated that the visit was without any political motive.

He added that the present political situation will be reviewed and what will be the future agenda of the Gupkar Declaration signatories in one view, that will be discussed. Just after Mufti’s release she has sent a message to Delhi and said that people have to struggle for the change and resolution of the Kashmir issue and added that the people of Kashmir will get back what was snatched by Delhi unconstitutionally and undemocratically.

She called the black decision of August 5, 2019, like robbery and humiliation to Kashmiri people. On August 4, 2019, a day before the scratching of J&K’s special status under Article 370 by the government and the detention of all the political leaders, a group of prominent politicians of J&K, they said that they will strive for the restoration of Articles 370 and 35A, the Constitution of J&K and the restoration of the State and any division of the State is unacceptable to us. While on March 13 and March 24, Farooq Abdullah and his son Omar Abdullah, the two other former chief ministers, were released respectively.


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