Rana welcomes release of Omar, terms it a step in right direction

Srinagar: Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah all set to go after the Jammu and Kashmir government revoked the Public Safety Act (PSA) of the National Conference leader and ended his detention more than seven months after he and two other former chief ministers - Farooq Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti were detained ahead of the revocation of Article 370 on August 5 2019; in Srinagar on March 24, 2020.

Srinagar, National Conference Provincial President Devender Singh Rana today welcomed the release of former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, describing it a step in right direction.

“It is a defining moment that will go a long way in further strengthening democracy and initiating genuine political activities in Jammu and Kashmir”, Rana said in a statement issued from Sher-e-Kashmir Bhavan.

Rana expressed the hope that release of Omar will lead to release of all other political leaders against whom there are no criminal charges. This is imperative for generating an atmosphere of trust and creating conducive conditions to resume healthy political discourse in the larger interest of the people.

He said that the National Conference has always been a strong votary of democracy and secularism, which he described as the cherished agenda of Sher-e-Kashmir Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah and political philosophy of the party that stands guarantee to steering Jammu and Kashmir to peace and prosperity.