Mehbooba's detention spanned three months.
SRINAGAR: The arrest of the former J&K prime minister Mehbooba Mufti under the strict (PSA) it was extended for three months on Tuesday, hours before it expired.
In a similar move, the detention of Ali, former minister and senior leader, and Sartaj Madani, senior leader and Mehbooba Mufti’s maternal uncle, was also extended by another three months.
In a brief order from the department of origin of the Jammu and Kashmir administration, the extension of the PSA was carried out under the public order provisions of the Law.
Mufti was initially detained on August 5 last year when the Center repealed the special status of the former state of Jammu and Kashmir and forked it into two Union territories. Today, she is housed in her official residence, which has been converted into a subsidiary prison.
Sagar and Madani are in government accommodation. Both leaders were detained under PSA on February 6 of this year after completing their six-month detention.
Leader of the national conference Omar Abdullah He said the decision to extend Mufti's detention was incredibly cruel and retrograde.
“Incredibly cruel and retrograde decision to extend @ MehboobaMufti's detention. Nothing she has done or said in any way justifies the way the Indian state has treated her and the other detainees, ”she tweeted.
Incredibly cruel and retrograde decision to extend @ MehboobaMufti's detention. Nothing she has done or said anywhere ... https://t.co/w14QHCt4iH - Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) 1588695596000
For a government that is making big claims about normality at J&K in recent days, coupled with the extension of Mufti's arrest, it is enough proof that Modi ji has pushed J&K on its own decades ago, he added.
On August 5, authorities arrested several political leaders, including Omar, Mufti and the former prime minister. The PSA of Major Abdullah and his son was revoked in early March of this year.
(With contributions from agencies)