India should have released IIOJK detainees as CBM before talks: Mehbooba

Srinagar, June 22, 2021 (PPI-OT): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President, Mehbooba Mufti, on Tuesday said that detained Kashmiri political leaders and youth should have been released as part of Confidence Building Measure (CBM) before talks. Talking to reporters after visiting the grave of her father, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, the PDP founder, Mehbooba Mufti said she wanted Kashmiri detainees including political leaders and youth lodged in various jails across Indian be released or those who have serious allegations against them shifted to IIOJK jails as Confidence Building Measure (CBM).

“They (detainees) are poor people whose families are finding it difficult to meet them. This is very painful. But at this movement we do not want to do anything which will hinder the talk’s process which has been started and tomorrow somebody will say we scuttled the dialogue process.” Mehbooba said that “we are going there (New Delhi) with the hope that we will talk openly and hear them also.”

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