Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah, released today after over seven months in house arrest, said: “Today I don’t have words, the way I feel today, I am free. But my freedom would not be complete unless all the leaders in detention were freed.”
This after the Jammu and Kashmir administration revoked the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA) against him.
Hours after the order to revoke the PSA was issued, Farooq, flanked by his wife Mollie Abdullah and daughter Safia Abdullah and her kids, addressed the media from the terrace of his house.
Abdullah was under preventive detention since August 5 last year, the day the Centre abrogated the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. He was the first chief minister against whom the PSA was invoked.