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J&K administration releases 4 politicians from house arrest

Photo for representation: A soldier patrols as it snows outside the Jamia Masjid mosque in Srinagar on December 20, 2019.

Photo for representation: A soldier patrols as it snows outside the Jamia Masjid mosque in Srinagar on December 20, 2019.   | Photo Credit: AP

The politicians were released late on Thursday night

The Jammu and Kashmir administration has released from house arrest four politicians — one each from the NC, PDP, PC and Congress— after keeping them in detention for over five months following the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution, officials said on Friday.

The four politicians released late Thursday night include a former minister and a former deputy Speaker of the last Assembly of the erstwhile State.

“Former minister Abdul Haq Khan from PDP, former deputy Speaker Nazir Ahmad Gurezi, former MLA Mohammad Abbas Wani from Peoples Conference and former MLA Abdul Rashid from Congress have been released from house detention,” the officials said.

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