My Mom Refused to Sign Bond for Release, Says Iltija

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Iltija Mufti- Photo credit BBC

Srinagar: While slamming administration for its approach in releasing three politicians on Thursday, former chief minister and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Chief Mehbooba Mufti’s daughter, Iltija Mufti said that her mother has refused the offer of her release in exchange of signing a bond.

Iltija, slammed the Jammu and Kashmir administration for what she called a “rudderless approach” in releasing three politicians under detention since August 5 on the condition of signing a bond, stating that several leaders, including her mother had categorically refused to sign it.

Iltija in her tweet, while ridiculing the government for its approach in releasing the detainees against their signing a bond to stay away from anti government political activities asked the government that under which law is government forcing the detainees to sign a bond to barter their release.

Iltija, who has been handling her mother’s Twitter account after her detention in the wake of the Centre’s move to end J&K’s special status, questioned the basis on which the leaders were forced to sign bonds for their ‘conditional release’. “Reports say detainees released today were forced to sign bonds. Under what law is their release conditional as their detention was illegal itself?,” she wrote, highlighting that many, including Mufti, have categorically refused to sign these bonds. The govt with its rudderless approach is tying itself in knots,” she added

Yawar Mir, Noor Mohammed and Shoiab Lone placed under detention after the government stripped J&K of its special status, were released Thursday on various grounds, the officials said, explaining the reasons for ending of their detention.

While Mir is a former PDA MLA from the Rafiabad assembly seat, Lone contested unsuccessfully on a Congress ticket from North Kashmir and later resigned as district president of the party.


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