Srinagar | WTNS | July 31:In a major development,Jammu and Kashmir People`s Conference(JKPC) Chairman and Former Minister Sajad Gani Lone was released from nearly a year-long detention in the wake of the abrogation of Article 370 in August 2019.
Lone was released days ahead of first anniversary of the Centre`s move to remove Article 370 of the Constitution in August last years, the officials said.
Wilayat Times News Service reports that while confirming his release Sajad Gani Lone took on his twitter handle said that jail was not a new experience for him but the latest one was psychologically draining. “Finally 5 days short of a year I have been officially informed that I am a free man. So much has changed. So have I. Jail was not a new experience. Earlier ones were harsh with usual doses of physical torture. But this was psychologically draining. Much to share hopefully soon,” he tweeted. This was his first tweet after August 5, 2019.
Lone, who was part of Gupkar declaration , was arrested on August 5 last year and lodged at MLA hostel for six months before being shifted to Chruch Lane where he was put under strict house detention.
Lone was among several politicians, lawyers, businessmen, and activists in the Valley who were placed under detention after Centre revoked Article 370 and scrapped the special status to Jammu and Kashmir.