Jammu & Kashmir

Farooq Abdullah placed under house arrest, says JKNC

JKNC chief Farooq Abdullah. [File Photo]

Srinagar: Parliamentarian and senior politician from Kashmir Farooq Abdullah has been placed under house arrest on Friday, Jammu and Kashmir National Conference said.

The party said Abdullah was arrested after he returned from National Conference headquarters Nawai-Subha where he had said that his party will peacefully fight for the rights illegally snatched this day in 2019.

“Dr Farooq Abdullah has been placed under house arrest after returning from Nawai-Subha where he had earlier presided over a meeting and said We will peacefully fight for our RIGHTS that were illegally, unconstitutionally and undemocratically snatched from us on August 5, 2019,” JKNC said in a tweet.

Pertinently, Government of India abrogated article 370 of Indian Constitution on Augudt 5, 2029, and divided the erstwhile state into two union territories- JK and Ladakh.

However, police refuted the news of any politician of Kashmir being put under house arrest today.

In a statement, the Srinagar police said that there is a fake news going that some NC and PDP leaders have been placed under house arrest in gupkar road, this news is completely baseless. There are additional personnel deployed on gupkar road on certain places in view of certain inputs of militant attack.

The police spokesperson further stated that Mehbooba Mufti visited her party headquarters around noon time and Dr Farooq Abdullah visited Hazratbal shrine and his friend in Shalimar in Afternoon. Media friends are advised to verify news from authorities before circulating.

JKP is a fully professional police force and is well aware of its duties, reads the statement.

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