The Jammu and Kashmir administration has revoked the Public Safety Act against former chief minister Farooq Abdullah, officials said.
In an order, state home secretary Shaleen Kabra said the PSA invoked on Abdullah on September 17 and further extended on December 13, has been revoked. The order comes into force with immediate effect.
In parliament too earlier in the week the opposition had strongly demanded the immediate release from detention of three former Chief Minister’s of Jammu And Kashmir, – Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti.
Sara Pilot, sister of Omar Abdullah had filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking the release of her brother from detention.
In his first reaction after release from detention , Farooq Abdullah had this to say : “Today I don’t have words. I am free today; Now, I will be able to go to Delhi and attend the Parliament and speak for you all. I’m grateful to people of the State and all leaders and people in the rest of the country who spoke for our freedom. This freedom will be complete when all leaders are released. I hope the government of India will take action to release everyone.”