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PM assured that Omar, Mehbooba, other political prisoners in J-K will be released soon: PDP leader

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New Delhi, Mar 16 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday assured that all detained political leaders in Jammu and Kashmir, including former chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, would be released soon, PDP’s Rajya Sabha member Nazir Ahmad Laway said.

Laway, who called on the prime minister at Parliament House, said he had a 20-minute meeting during which he apprised Modi about the latest situation in Jammu and Kashmir and requested him to release all detainees, including Omar, Mehbooba and former IAS officer Shah Faesal.

“I also requested (him) to release all those youths who are lodged in and out of the union territory,” he said.

Laway said that he got the “assurance that all political detainees will be set free very soon”.

He said that the development process, including political engagements, in the state will resume soon. “I also requested the prime minister for rolling out job opportunities for the youth,” he said.

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