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Farooq Abdullah, Hasnain Masoodi protest against ‘fake encounters, custodial killings’ outside parliament

New Delhi: Amid the ongoing monsoon session at the Parliament of India, the National Conference (NC) President Farooq Abdullah, Member of Parliament (MP) from Srinagar along with Hasnain Masoodi, who represents Anantnag in the Parliament, have staged a protest demonstration outside Parliament against “fake encounters and custodial killings in Kashmir”.

On Monday, Farooq Abdullah attended the parliament session for the first time after the abrogation of Article 370 by BJP- led GoI on August 5, 2019.

Abdullah, who represents Srinagar, was detained last year under the Public Safety Act and was released in March this year.

The Parliament of India had in August last year adopted a resolution to abrogate Article 370, and passed a Bill to bifurcate the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories – Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh, controlled directly by the Government of India.

Article 370 granted Jammu and Kashmir autonomy, and its scrapping was done as all Kashmiri political representatives were kept under detention, communication in Kashmir was blacked out, and thousands were imprisoned.

The removal of Article 370 has made concrete the fears of demographic change in the Muslim majority region of Kashmir, as laws regarding land ownership and citizenship have been changed by the Government of India controlled administration.

 

 

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