Srinagar Update: Two months into detention, NC leaders visit Farooq Abdullah

SUKIRTI MISHRA 06/10/2019 13:33:10

Srinagar. A leaders' delegation from the National Conference Party on Sunday met the party President Dr Farooq Abdullah and his wife at their residence in Srinagar. The delegation will also meet NC vice-president Omar Abdullah later. Both are among those politicians in Jammu and Kashmir who have been placed under preventive detention since August 5. The delegation led by provincial president Devender Singh Rana and consisting former party legislators arrived in Srinagar Sunday morning. 


Party spokesperson Madan Mantoo told that a senior official in the administration on Friday conveyed the permission received to meet the father-son duo. A day after he himself received permission to move out of home after nearly two months, Rana, on Thursday, had asked Governor Malik to grant a NC delegation to meet the party’s president and vice president so they could ponder upon the next political steps. 


Restrictions on Rana and nearly a dozen other Opposition leaders in Jammu were lifted on Wednesday evening. While prominent politicians in Kashmir continue to remain under detention. Farooq Abdullah has been detained under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA). As is known, Farooq and Omar Abdullah were detained the night before the centre abrogated Jammu and Kashmir’s special status on August 5. The government also took similar action against other Kashmir-based politicians, including Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti. 


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