PSA detention orders against 2 NC, PDP leaders revoked

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SRINAGAR: J&K government on Thursday revoked

Public Safety Act

detention orders against two mainstream politicians – Naeem Akther of PDP and Hilal Lone of NC. Both the leaders were detained following the nullification of

Article 370

on August 5 last year but PSA was slapped on them in February this year.
Akther held a ministerial berth during the BJP-PDP coalition government before 2018. Hilal is the son of NC’s Baramulla MP Akbar Lone and is hardly counted among the prominent leaders of the party.
On Tuesday (June 16), J&K high court had quashed the PSA detention order against NC functionary Ali Muhammad Sagar.
The two topmost functionaries of NC,

Farooq Abdullah

and his son

Omar Abdullah

, were released from detention separately earlier this year after the government revoked PSA against them.
Now, with the release of Akther and Lone, former chief minister and PDP president

Mehbooba Mufti

is the only mainstream politician left detained under PSA.

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