House arrest of Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah extended
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House arrest of Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah extended

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New Delhi: The Central Government has extended the house arrest of two former chief ministers of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah, under Public Safety Act (PSA).

The controversial Public Safety Act (PSA) allows detention without charge for up to two years. Ms Mufti's daughter, who is operating her Twitter account, hit out at the "autocratic" move.

After six months of detention, it was widely expected that the two leaders would be released on Thursday. PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah have been detained for the last six months since 5 August when the Indian government stripped Kashmir of its partial autonomy.

They have not been heard from since they were placed under house arrest six months ago.

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