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Omar Abdullah released as nation stays at home


Srinagar, Mar 24: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah was released on Tuesday after nearly eight months of detention.

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His release order was issued after charges under the Public Safety Act (PSA), slapped on him in February, were revoked.

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Abdullah, who turned 50 on March 10, had spent 232 days in custody since the government announced abrogation of the special status of the erstwhile state on August 5 last year.

The National Conference leader was initially detained under preventive custody and later slapped with the PSA on February 5.

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