No one called the former J&K CM 'anti-nationals', a decision on his release by the UT administrator: Amit Shah

NEW DELHI: No one in the government has called the three former chief ministers detained from the former state of Jammu and Kashmir anti-nationals, said Interior Minister Amit Shah, adding that the decision on his release will be taken by the administration of the territory of the Union.

Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti had to be detained for some time after they made provocative statements, the Interior Minister said Thursday night while heading to an event organized by the ABP News media.

Please see the statements made by them, as if the whole country catches fire if Article 370 is touched ... In the context of these statements, a professional decision was made to keep them detained for some time, Shah said at the Summit of news.

Many political leaders in Jammu and Kashmir, including the three former chief ministers, were arrested on August 5, the day the Center announced the repeal of the provisions of Article 370 and the fork of the state in the territories of the union of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

While Farooq Abdullah has been booked under the strict Public Safety Law and confined to his residence at Gupkar Road in Srinagar, which has been declared a sub-prison, his son Omar Abdullah has been arrested in Hari Niwas. The PDP chief, Mufti, was initially housed in Chesmashahi's cabin, but then moved to a government housing.

Faced with a question that pointed out that the Abdullahs National Conference and the Mufti PDP were partners of the BJP alliance at some point and that the leaders were now being labeled as anti-nationals, the Interior Minister made it clear that neither he nor anyone else The government had called them that.

With regard to the decision to release them, this decision will be made by the local administration and not me, he said, adding that the administration will release them when deemed appropriate.

Shah said that the situation in the Kashmir valley was under control and that everyday life went smoothly.

Not an inch in Kashmir is under curfew today, he added.