Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti, who was released from detention after 14 months was released on Tuesday. Minuted after her release, Mufti in audio messaged via her Twitter account vowed to continue her struggle for the restoration of Article 370 and the resolution of the Kashmir issue.
“During my time in detention, the black decision of the black day in August 2019 continued to attack my heart. We all have to pledge that we will take back what was snatched illegally, undemocratically and unconstitutionally,” she said in an 83-second audio message on Twitter late on Tuesday night.
After being released from fourteen long months of illegal detention, a small message for my people. pic.twitter.com/gIfrf82Thw
— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) October 13, 2020
Mehbooba also demanded the release of Kashmiri people languishing in various jails. Mufti, 61, is the last of Jammu and Kashmir’s mainstream political leaders to have been set free after the constitutional changes split the region into two Union territories.
The development came barely two days before the Supreme Court was to hear her daughter Iltija Mufti with a habeas corpus petition challenging her “illegal” detention. Party sources confirmed that she will address a press conference on Friday.