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To mourn- fortnight after mother’s death- jailed APHC leader allowed to visit home on six-hour parole

All Parties Hurriyat Conference leader Mehraj-ud-din Kalwal, who is serving detention since 2017 in a Delhi prison, was Thursday allowed to visit home for six hours on parole in the wake of the death of his mother a fortnight ago.

An official said Kalwal from Hamzah Colony in Srinagar, is presently under NIA detention at a Delhi jail since 2017.

He was first taken to police station Pantha Chowk for a night and on Thursday morning was allowed to visit his home for six hours on parole.

“His mother had died some 15 days ago. Kalwal is accompanied by a team of Delhi police, Jammu police, SHO Nowgam, and policemen from DPL Srinagar,” the official said.

New Delhi swooped on dissent leaders and cadre in the wake of abrogation of Article 370 in August 2019. Kalwal is among thousands of people held in Kashmir since New Delhi revoked the limited autonomy of the region. Even the pro-India politicians were put in detention for several months as the disputed region was put under months-long clampdown.

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