Pray for the early release of Mehbooba Mufti, Abdullahs, says Rajnath Singh

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New Delhi: Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said on Saturday that he was praying for the early release of three former prime ministers from Jammu & Kashmir and hoped that they would help normalize the situation in Kashmir.

Dozens of politicians, including three former prime ministers – Farooq Abdullah and his son Omar Abdullah from the National Conference (NC) and Mehbooba Mufti from the Democratic People's Party (PDP) – were detained in the state of Jammu and shortly after the Modi government was restructured Kashmir split into two Union territories on August 5 last year.

Although most politicians have been released since then, the three prime ministers and a dozen politicians remain in detention. While Farooq Abdullah was booked under the stringent public security law (PSA) in September, Omar and Mehbooba were recently detained under the same law. The government cited its provocative statements and threats made before the repeal of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, which gave the state of Jammu & Kashmir special status.

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said in an exclusive interview with IANS on Saturday: "Kashmir was peaceful. The situation is improving rapidly. With the improvement, these decisions (releasing politicians from custody) are also completed. The government has not done so." tortured someone. "

The Defense Minister defended the government's decision and said certain steps had been taken in the interests of Kashmir. "Everyone should welcome it," he said.

Singh said he would pray for the Abdullahs and Mufti to be released from prison soon. "I also pray that they will work after their absence and help improve the situation in Kashmir," said the Union Minister.

Rajnath Singh was honored in Kashmir as Minister of the Interior of the previous government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his sincerity and kindness.