J&K: Released politicians “forced to sign bonds”, says Iltija

SRINAGAR: Iltija Mufti, the daughter of detained PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti, on Thursday accused the government of forcing the released politicians “to sign bonds”.  

Rudderless Approach

Iltija, operating her mother’s Twitter handle claimed “many”, including the former CM, had “categorically” refused to sign these bonds.

Slamming the Jammu and Kashmir administration for their “rudderless approach,” Iltija tweeted:

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“Reports say detainees released today were forced to sign bonds. Under what law is their release conditional as their detention was illegal itself? Many including Ms Mufti have categorically refused to sign these bonds. The government with its rudderless approach is tying itself in knots.”

The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Thursday released three Kashmiri politicians named Yawar Dilawar Mir (former PDP MLA), Noor Mohammed (a National Conference worker) and Shoaib Lone (Congress), who were taken into preventive detention prior to the abrogation of Article 370 by the Parliament on August 5.

Ex-CMs Still Under Detention

Three former Chief Ministers and senior leaders Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah of National Conference and PDP’s Mehbooba Mufti are still under detention.

Authorities have detained Farooq Abdullah under the harsh Public Safety Act/Safety Act (PSA) for a period of three months.

Last month, senior separatist leader and Hurriyat Conference Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq is among five of the detained leaders who have furnished a bond to the authorities to seek their release from preventive detention.

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