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SRINAGAR – The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Tuesday released a former PDP legislator and a trade leader from detention, officials said.

Former PDP MLA from Wachi in south Kashmir Aijaz Ahmad Mir and trader leader Shakeel Ahmed Qalandar, who is former president of the Federation Chamber of Industries Kashmir, were released two days after the administration had released four politicians from detention at the MLA hostel on Sunday.
The released politicians on Sunday comprised three from the National Conference and one from the PDP.

These leaders were part of detention carried out on mainstream politicians, activists and trade leaders after August 5 last year when the Centre withdrew the special status of the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir state and bifurcated it into union territories — Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir.