Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senior leader and former minister, Naeem Akhtar was on Thursday released from house detention.
Akhtar remained under preventive detention since August 5 last year when the Government of India abrogated Article 370 and bifurcated the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir state into two Union Territories.
Akhtar in a tweet said that he was informed today that he is free to move now.
After 407 days of detention am informed that I am free to move about. Thank you rulers for small mercies while you inflict larger tragedies on our land.
— Naeem Akhtar (@shangpal) September 17, 2020
“After 407 days of detention am informed that I am free to move about. Thank you rulers for small mercies while you inflict larger tragedies on our land,” Naeem tweeted.
Several leaders including the former chief ministers of J&K were detained by the government on August 5 last year and were later released while PDP president Mehbooba Mufti continues to remain under house detention at her Gupkar residence.
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