It’s a known fact that post, abrogation of Article 370 and 35(A), many Jammu and Kashmiri leaders and activists were jailed. According to the latest update, Union minister of state in the PMO, Dr. Jitendra Singh said that whomever, leaders were jailed will be released within the 18 months. With a veiled reference to the duration of the Emergency when Congress had suspended people’s rights between 1975 and 1977, the central government functionary said this.
Among the leaders that were put under the house arrest includes former chief ministers of J&K Farooq Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti, and Omar Abdullah. Whereas, the 81 years Farooq Abdullah has been detained under the strict Public Safety Act (PSA), which enables authorities to detain any individual for two years. However, to speak about the release of the leaders that were arrested during the abrogation special provisions of Jammu and Kashmir, Jitendra Singh was the first. He further expressed his point saying, ”As the situation normalizes, statehood will be reverted.”