Hours after the Jammu and Kashmir administration revoked the Public Safety Act (PSA) against Mr. Omar Abdullah and ended his almost eight-month detention, the former chief minister on Tuesday took to Twitter to share a few pictures and thank those who made his release possible.
Mr. Omar Abdullah and two other ex-J&K CMs - his father Dr. Farooq Abdullah and Ms. Mehbooba Mufti - were detained ahead of the revocation of Article 370 and bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir on August 5, 2019.
Mr. Abdullah, who turned 50 on March 10, was kept under detention at the state guesthouse Hari Niwas, located a few hundred metres from his official residence.
In a series of tweets, the National Conference leader mentioned about the battle against coronavirus while asserting that he would do everything to assist the authorities in facing this challenge.
At a time when a number of states are facing lockdown to avert COVID-19 spread, Mr. Abdullah tweeted: 'On a lighter note if anyone wants tips on surviving quarantine or a lock down I have month's of experience at my disposal, perhaps a blog is in order.'
While posting a picture of himself sporting a long, white beard and that of the order issued by Home Secretary Shaleen Kabra revoking the PSA against him, Abdullah wrote: '232 days after my detention today I finally left Hari Niwas. It’s a very different world today to the one that existed on 5th August 2019.'