Mufti was among hundreds of people who were taken into preventive custody hours ahead of the Centre revoking special status of the Jammu and Kashmir and breaking the state into two union territories on August 5 last year.
In conversation with Outlook, former Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti's daughter, Iltija Mufti, says she has no trust in courts and that only a political decision can reverse the changes made to Kashmir's status on August 5 last year by the BJP-led central government.
The veteran politician, who had gone to meet his son and former chief minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday, said, 'I am acutely aware that compared to hundreds of Kashmiri families I have been far more fortunate.'
Two wars with Pakistan and crippled by three decades of insurgency, the BJP government wants to close the 'issue' in the Muslim majority state of Jammu & Kashmir. Will a divide-and-rule and blow-hot-blow-cold policy bring peace?
By abrogating provisions of Article 370, India has smartly shifted the goalpost in Kashmir from right to self-determination to demand for retention of special status, a political observer in Kashmir says.