Commenting for the first time on the detention of the political leaders in Jammu and Kashmir, the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval today said everything was done within the framework of the law.
”They are in preventive detention till environment is created for democracy to function, which will happen soon” Doval said. Dismissing rumours claiming criminal offence or sedition charges slapped on the detained leaders, he said: “they can challenge their detention in Court”.
Doval also explained the need for imposing restrictions in the state in wake of government’s decision to abrogate Article 370.
“It was done to maintain the law and order in the state. There were gatherings and terrorists would have used the situation,” Doval said. He further added: ”92.5 per cent of the geographical area of Jammu and Kashmir is free of restrictions”.