Human rights activist Khurram Parvez was released on Wednesday after spending 76 days in prison, a spokesman of Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) said in a statement today.
"Khurram was formally released from police custody, today from the Joint Interrogation Centre, Jammu, at 12 noon. He was set at liberty after 76 days of incarceration, following the quashing of his preventive detention by the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir, on 25th November 2016. He is in good health and spirits," the spokesman said. JKCCS expressed its overwhelming gratitude to the local and international solidarity campaign for his release," he said.
Meanwhile, in his Facebook post, Khurram wrote: "I am happy to be back amongst my family and friends. I am deeply touched by the love and solidarity expressed by so many friends from across the world. This 76 day detention was a difficult time for me, my family and colleagues. Difficult times are also opportunities, if only we make them so. I commit myself to not let this detention be a hard memory of my life but an opportunity that has enabled me to reflect, read and plan my future work for justice and peace. I won't let this difficulty make me bitter, instead my resolve for peace and justice has got strengthened. I want all of you to be hopeful."