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Jammu and Kashmir: People’s Conference leader Sajjad Lone released, 370 under house arrest after being removed

Jammu and Kashmir Article 370 : Sajjad Lone release

Sajjad Lone, leader of the People’s Conference in Jammu and Kashmir, was released from custody on Friday. He was under house arrest for almost a year. Lone informed about the release by tweeting. Sajjad Lone was placed under house arrest since Article 370 was abolished last year. He was first kept in an MLA hostel for six months and then later shifted to a government residence on 5 February.

Lone tweeted, ‘Finally, five days before the completion of one year, I was officially told that I am now an independent person. Much has changed. Jail was not a new experience for me. The first ones were subjected to physical torture, but this time it was psychologically disturbing. I hope to share a lot soon. ‘

After the central government abolished Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir last year, many prominent leaders of that place were put under house arrest. Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti were also detained in the house. Although Omar Abdullah was later released, Mehbooba Mufti is still in custody.

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Significantly, on August 5, 2019, the Central Government, taking a historic decision from Jammu and Kashmir, abolished Article 370. Before the bill was passed in the House, the Center had imposed Section 144 in many places in Jammu and Kashmir. By abolishing Article 370, the government made Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh a union territory.

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