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Govt revokes detention order of Omar Abdullah under PSA

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The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday revoked the detention order of former chief minister Omar Abdullah under Public Safety Act (PSA).
Omar would be released from eight-month-long detention any time soon. He was detained on August 5 in wake of the trashing of Article 370, that gives special status to erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir.

The detention order of Omar under PSA was revoked this morning by the authorities. The decision comes two days after the top court of India asked administration whether it is going to release Omar and a day after it asked States and Union Territories to consider release of detainees in wake of Coronavirus epidemic.

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Earlier, the government had also revoked detention order of his father and incumbent parliamentarian, Dr. Farooq Abdullah under PSA.

It is worth to mention here that National Conference (NC) parliamentarian, Hasnain Masoodi had written to Home Minister Amit Shah, seeking release of detainees. Former chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti’s daughter, Iltija Mufti had also written to Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu yesterday, seeking release of all detainees