TDN World Desk: National Conference secretary Rattan Lal Gupta demanded on Monday that all the detained political leaders in the valley should be released.

Terming the detention of the political leaders as “unprecedented and undemocratic” Gupta said it was imperative to release all the leaders and others detained since August 5 when the Centre revoked the provisions of Article 370, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

At present, the three former chief ministers of Jammu and Kashmir – Farooq Abdullah, his son Omar Abdullah, and Mehbooba Mufti are qmong the prominent leaders who have been kept under detention.

“The detention of the political leaders is against the democratic ethos of the country,” Indin Expressed quotes Gupta’s statement.

Gupta also urged the government to accelerate restoration of power supply and road connectivity by undertaking snow clearance measures across the valley and in parts of Jammu region.

He also sought for compensation from the government after surveying the damages caused to the fruit cultivation due to heavy snowfall into the region.