Mehbooba Mufti should release those arrested during Kashmir unrest, says Omar Abdullah

"True to form @MehboobaMufti will look to the centre for everything because she has surrendered all the authority of her office," he said.

By: PTI | Srinagar | Published:November 28, 2016 4:13 pm
mehbooba mufti, omar abdullah, kashmir unrest, kashmir vally, kashmir human rights, kashmir human rights violation, kashmir unrest arrests, kashmir valley arrests, kashmir, kashmir news, india news His comments came after Mehbooba, during a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi earlier in the day, pressed for initiation of confidence-building measures to reach out to the people of the state. (Source: File)

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti should release the thousands of people arrested during the summer unrest this year in the Valley as it did not require the Centre’s approval, opposition National Conference leader Omar Abdullah said on Monday. “How about you start releasing the many 1000s that have been arrested & withdraw cases @MehboobaMufti? That doesn’t require Delhi to act,” Omar, a former chief minister of the state, said on Twitter.

His comments came after Mehbooba, during a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi earlier in the day, pressed for initiation of confidence-building measures to reach out to the people of the state.

The National Conference working president said Mehbooba will have to look to the Centre as she has surrendered all the authority of the chief minister’s office.

“True to form @MehboobaMufti will look to the centre for everything because she has surrendered all the authority of her office,” he said.