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No light at end of tunnel for former J&K CMs
12/5/2019 10:56:13 PM
Early Times Report
Jammu, Dec 5: The Ministry of Home Affairs has remained non-committal about release of Kashmir-centric leaders, who have been under detention since August 5 when J&K was bifurcated into two Union Territories.
Union Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy told Parliament that it's not possible for the government to give any timeline for release of politicians, who were detained on and after August 5.
An analyst while talking to Early Times said, "Few leaders are trying to link the return of normalcy in the Valley with the release of Kashmir-centric leaders, including three former Chief Ministers - Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti but the last four months have proved that people are least bothered about these leaders."
He said, "Central government seems to have gauged the situation and is in no hurry to release the top leaders. There are reports that few mainstream leaders who are presently lodged at MLAs Hostel in Srinagar may be released in coming days. But there is no word on setting three former Chief Ministers free."
An observer said there seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel for Kashmir-centric leaders especially three former Chief Ministers of J&K, who always used to question permanence of J&K's accession with the Union of India.
"It seems that detention of the former Chief Ministers could be prolonged as centre doesn't seem keen to release them," he added.
Another analyst said, "Former Chief Ministers of Jammu & Kashmir and their associates have become irrelevant during all these months. People not coming out and staging protests to seek their release has also made it clear that they had no mass following and their politics was based on deceit and falsehood. Their arrest has dispelled another notion that they only could have managed Kashmir."
According to the media reports, at present more than 30 Kashmir-centric leaders are lodged at MLAs Hostel in Srinagar. "Most of them want to come out. Recently, NC leaders Ali Mohd Sagar and Sheikh Ishfaq Jabbar were shifted from MLAs Hostel to SKIMS, Soura for treatment. There is speculation that these leaders will be shifted to their respective residences from the hospital," the analyst added.
He said the emerging situation clearly indicates that the 30-odd leaders, who are lodged at MLAs Hostel could be set free but the fate of Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti hangs in balance. "They may end up remaining in confinement," he opined.
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