Mehbooba Mufti, former Chief Minister of IOJ&K, has been freed by Indian authorities after more than a year of detention.
She was detained on the 5th of August, 2019, when the Indian government had abolished the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir through its illegal action.
Mufti was first detained from her official residence and lodged at Cheshmashahi huts. She was moved to a government building close to the MLA hostel, where other detainees were held, in November.
In April this year, she was shifted to her official residence at Fairview on Gupkar Road.
Mufti was initially put under preventive detention under Section 107 of the Code of Criminal Procedure and then just before her detention was to expire in February 2020, the government invoked the Public Safety Act on February 5.
The daughter of Mehbooba Mufti had filed a petition in the Indian Supreme Court challenging her mother’s detention.