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Kashmir: Separatist leader Shabir Shah released

November 04, 2010 16:13 IST

Senior separatist leader and chairman of the Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Ahmad Shah was released by the state government in Jammu on Wednesday where he had been under detention for the last ten months.

Shah was arrested in February this year while leading protests against the killing of two students and later booked under the stringent Public Safety Act.

The state government had in September released Shabir Shah on parole, with strict conditions attached to it, to attend to his ailing mother. But Shah declined to accept the strict conditions attached to the paroleĀ .

This time, no conditions have been attached to his release. After his release, Shah informed journalists that the team of three interlocutors, appointed by the Centre, had tried to meet him in jail. "However, I refused to see them," he said.
The interlocutors had met his mother on their maiden visit to the Valley in September.

Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar