Kashmiri leader Shah Faisal stopped in Delhi, sent back to Srinagar
By Asiaville Desk • 14/08/2019 at 11:09AM
Shah Faisal was prevented from boarding a flight in Delhi, and sent back to Srinagar, where he has been detained.
Former IAS officer and President of the Jammu and Kashmir People's Movement Shah Faisal was detained at Delhi Airport today, while trying to go abroad. After being taken into custody, Shah Faisal was sent back to Srinagar. He was again detained in Srinagar.
According to reports, Shah Faisal was detained under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act.
Ever since the central government removed Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir, Shah Faisal has been issuing controversial statements. After ending the special status for Jammu and Kashmir and dividing the state into two Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, Shah Faisal had said that fear had spread in Kashmir. He said that history had taken a frightening turn for Kashmiris.
Recently, Shah Faisal wrote on Facebook, 'Kashmir is facing an unexpected blockade. You can say that 80 lakh people are facing a situation they have never seen before. People are shocked. They are still to understand what has happened. Apart from Section 370, there is a lot of hurt about losing the status of a full state.
Shah Faisal also targeted the Modi government on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha. He wrote on Facebook, 'Kashmir does not have Eid. People of Kashmir all over the world are crying over their land. We will not have Eid here until the status of the special state we got since 1947 is returned to us.'
According to the Indian Express, more than 400 people have been detained in Jammu and Kashmir since August 5. These include former Chief Ministers Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah. National Conference leader and former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah also said he was under house arrest, but the government has denied this.
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