Jammu and Kashmir Govt revokes detention order of Farooq Abdullah

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The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Friday revoked the detention order of former chief minister Jammu and Kashmir and sitting Member Parliament, Dr.  Farooq Abdullah under Public Safety Act (PSA).

An order issued by Principal Secretary to Government,  Shaleen Kabra read: “In exercise of  powers conferred under section 19(1) of the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act, 1978, the government hereby revokes the detention order bearing No DMS/PSA/120/2019/dated 15-09-2019 issues by the district magistrate Srinagar, extended for a period of three months vide government order number Home/PB-V/340 of 2019 dated 13-12-2019 and then extended for a further period of three months of Dr.  Farooq Abdullah, son of Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah with immediate effect.”

Abdullah was detained in August last year soon after the government revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated it into two union territories.