Omar Abdullah, pictured with his parents after his release. ? Photo courtesy Omar Abdullah’s Twitter account Omar Abdullah, the former chief minister of India-occupied Kashmir, was released on Tuesday after a near eight-month-long detention in Srinagar by Indian authorities. Abdullah, along with Mehbooba Mufti ? also a former chief minister ? had been placed under house arrest in August last year after the BJP-led Indian government revoked Article 370 of the Indian constitution that granted special status to the occupied region.