The Grand Mufti of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam has welcomed the release of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq from his illegal house detention after four years and demanded the release of other political detainees languishing in different Indian jails.

In a statement in Srinagar, he urged Indian government to lift restrictions on passports of many Kashmiris and to allow hassle free movement of them.