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Politicians In Jammu Released Ahead Of Local Polls; Detention Of Kashmiri Leaders Continues

The move comes two days after J&K Chief Election Officer announced polling for the Block Development Council election.

Politicians In Jammu Released Ahead Of Local Polls; Detention Of Kashmiri Leaders Continues
Political leaders in Kashmir continue to be in detention since August 5 | AP
Politicians In Jammu Released Ahead Of Local Polls; Detention Of Kashmiri Leaders Continues
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2019-10-02T13:33:58+05:30

With polls for the Block Development Council scheduled this month, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has released all the politicians, arrested post August 5, in Jammu region.

However, the political leaders from Kashmir valley continue to remain under detention, NDTV reported.

The move comes two days after Jammu and Kashmir Chief Election Officer announced polling for the Block Development Council, the second tier of the Panchayat Raj system.

Among those released include Devender Singh Rana. Raman Bhalla, Harshdev Singh, Chaudhary Lal Singh, Vikar Rasool, Javed Rana, Surjit Singh Slathia and Sajjad Ahmed Kitchloo, the report said.

"Yes, I was conveyed last evening by a police officer that there will be no restrictions on my movements," NDTV quoted National Conference leader Devender Rana as saying.

Most of the top and lower-rung politicians and political activists in Jammu and Kashmir were  arrested or put under house detention on and after August 5, soon after the Centre revoked the state’s special status.

Among those detained include three former chief ministers – Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti.

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