The Jammu and Kashmir administration on October 10, released three Kashmiri politicians named Yawar Dilawar Mir, Noor Mohammed and Shoaib Lone who were detained in the aftermath of the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5. The three politicians have been asked to sign a bond to maintain peace and good behaviour upon their release.
Yawar Dilawar Mir is a former MLA of People's Democratic Party (PDP) from Rafiabad constituency and son of former PDP Minister Mohammad Dilawar Mir Shoaib Lone is a former Congress President of Baramulla district. A former Jammu and Kashmir People's Conference (JKPC) member, Lone shifted his allegiance to Congress party in Jammu and Kashmir. He contested unsuccessfully on a Congress ticket from North Kashmir and upon defeat, he resigned from the district presidentship in May 2019 but is reported to have continued his association with the party. Noor Mohammed is a National Conference worker who has been managing the party's show in the terror-infested Batmaloo area of the Srinagar city.
Despite the release of a few Jammu and Kashmir politicians, more than a thousand people, including politicians, separatists, activists and lawyers, are reportedly still under detention since the Central government's decision of abrogation of Article 370 on August 5. Three former Chief Ministers and senior leaders Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah of National Conference and Mehbooba Mufti of the PDP are still under detention.
The governor administration had earlier released Imran Ansari of the People's Conference and Syed Akhoon of the National Conference on health grounds on September 21. Earlier on October 3, Advisor to J&K Governor Farooq Khan had tweeted that detained leaders will be released soon from detention. Khan added that the politicians will be released after individual analysis on each one of them.
Farooq Khan, Advisor to J&K Governor on if after Jammu region leaders now Kashmiri leaders will be released from detention: Yes, one by one after analysis of every individual, they will be released pic.twitter.com/qIrgkCRqvt— ANI (@ANI) October 3, 2019
A 15-member National Conference (NC) delegation met party chief Farooq Abdullah, who has been under house arrest in J&K. The delegation was granted permission by the J&K administration to meet the former CM. News agency ANI released the first visuals of the NC delegation meeting Farooq Abdullah at his residence in Srinagar. Farooq Abdullah's wife Molly also joined the meeting with the NC delegation, which consisted of senior leaders of the party including Hasnain Masoodi and Akbar Lone.
A National Conference (NC) delegation meets former J&K CM Farooq Abdullah at his residence in Srinagar pic.twitter.com/Ez0AeacT7T— ANI (@ANI) October 6, 2019