Since the abrogation of article 370 last year, mainstream political parties faced not only detentions but also curbs on all political activities. During this time it was only BJP and the panchayat members who were moving freely in Jammu and Kashmir.
After the prolonged detentions most of the political leaders approached courts for their release and in many of such cases courts did not intervene the way these political leaders were expecting.
The example of continued detention of former chief minister and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti is visible for all as recently her daughter again approached Supreme Court for the release of her mother but without any success so far.
There is a growing thinking among these political forces of Kashmir to go for a collective peaceful political battle with New Delhi for the restoration of article 370 rather than looking for justice from the courts.
The first reaction after the Babri Masjid demolition case came from senior leader of National Conference and former minister Syed Basharat Bukhari asking all the stakeholders in Jammu and Kashmir to withdraw their petitions challenging the revocation of article 370, in Supreme Court.
In a tweet, Bukhari said, “high time for J&K political parties/individuals to withdraw cases viz article370/35A after today’s verdict. It is better to fight politically rather than having chapter closed by the court.”