Mehbooba Mufti Detention Under PSA Extended By 3 Months, Daughter Calls It 'Eid Gift'

 - Sakshi Post

SRINAGAR: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's detention has been extended by three months under the Public Safety Act on Friday.

According to an order issued by the Home Department, Mufti will continue to remain under detention for another three months at her official residence at Fairview Bungalow, which has been declared a subsidiary jail.

"The law enforcing agencies have recommended further extension in the period of detention and on examination, the same is considered to be necessary," the order reads, as reported by a news agency.

PDP president Mufti, 61, was among hundreds of people who were taken into preventive custody hours ahead of the Centre revoking special status of the Jammu and Kashmir and breaking the state into two union territories on August 5 last year.

The current detention order of the former CM was expiring on August 5 this year.

Mufti’s daughter Iltija Mufti has termed the third PSA against her mother as an “Eid Gift” from the government saying this would not deter her mother from expressing her outrage against the “onslaught on our dignity and constitutional rights.”

Most of the other mainstream politicians, including Farooq Abdullah and his son Omar Abdullah, have been released from custody.

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