Farooq Abdullah’s detention extended by three months

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Former J&K CM Farooq Abdullah (file image)

National Conference chief and former J&K CM Farooq Abdullah’s detention has been extended for three more months under Public Safety Act (PSA).

The three-term chief minister of the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir state has been under detention since August 5 when the Centre had scrapped Article 370 of J&K that gave special status to the region.

Abdullah would continue to remain at his residence which has been declared a sub-jail. Besides Abdullah, several other mainstream leaders in Jammu and Kashmir, including Omar Abdullah and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti have been put under house arrest.

Earlier this month, Abdullah wrote a letter to Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, expressing discontent over being kept under watch and said that he was not a ‘criminal’.

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Abdullah could not attend two sessions of Parliament due to the detention, with several leaders from Opposition parties demanding the MP be allowed to attend the Parliament.

Under the Public Safety Act, a person can be under detention without trial for up to two years.

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