SRINAGAR: Confirming that two Kashmiri girls, studying in Bangladesh, were detained yesterday at Delhi airport, the state government, however, said that they were released after questioning.
Minister for Education Naeem Akhtar, who was replying to a question by Independent MLA Er Abdul Rashid in the Legislative Assembly, said the girls were detained at Delhi International Airport following some suspicion. The were later released, he added.
However, asking if the girls were suspected because they were Kashmiri Muslims, Er Rashid said that they were detained till 2330 hrs.
As the news was reported by the media, former chief minister and working president of the main opposition National Conference (NC) Omar Abdullah wanted to know the reason for the detention of Kashmir-girls at Delhi airport.
Reacting to a tweet, which said the girls have been detained, Mr Abdullah posted on his Twitter handle, What is the reason for their detention? Can you please share some more details. Your tweet doesnt tell us much. (AGENCIES)
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