Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah reject govt offer to end their detention


Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti have reportedly rejected an offer by the administration to end their detention.

The two leaders have been in detention since August 5 when the Centre abrogated the Jammu and Kashmir’s special status under Article 370 of the Constitution.

As per sources, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik told Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah about the possibility of shifting them to their respective residences.The Jammu and Kashmir Governor, however, told the two leaders that they will be released only if they don’t mobilise their supporters in the Valley against abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of the state.

Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti categorically rejected the offer following which their detention was extended in government guest houses nearthe Raj Bhavan in Srinagar.