A 10-member delegation will meet party chief Mehbooba Mufti in Srinagar. (Photo Credit: PTI)
A 10-member delegation of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will meet party chief Mehbooba Mufti on Monday in Srinagar. "A 10-member delegation of PDP will meet party chief Mehbooba Mufti tomorrow in Srinagar," tweeted ANI.
The delegation has been granted permission by the Jammu and Kashmir government on a day when 15-member National Conference (NC) delegation met party president Farooq Abdullah and former chief minister Omar Abdullah for the first time since they were put in detention two months ago.
"We are happy that they are both well and in high spirits, of course they are pained by the developments in the state. If the political process has to start then mainstream leaders have to be released," Jammu provincial president Devender Singh Rana said after the meeting.
The development comes just days after Advisor to Jammu and Kashmir Governor Farooq Khan said that detained leaders will be released one by one in a phased manner.
Abdullahs and Mufti are amongst leaders who have been detained in Kashmir ever since Narendra Modi-government decided to scrap provisions of Article 370, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir. The Parliament of India has also approved the bifurcation of the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories.
Over 250 petitions have been filed against the preventive detention orders against prominent political leaders in Jammu and Kashmir. Petitions have also been filed in the Supreme Court against the detentions.
Meanwhile, senior BJP leader Ram Madhav also said leaders who are currently under house arrest in Jammu and Kashmir will be released soon and they can resume their "normal" political activity.
Speaking at 'Jana Jagaran Sabha' on abrogation of Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, the BJP general secretary said once Governors rule is lifted and legislature takes over, constitutional entities such as Commissions for SC, Women and Minorities will be set up in the region.
Describing Article 370 as cancer for the past 70 years he said Prime Minister Narendra Modi removed it in just 70 hours.