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Dictatorial authority has been invoked and not a democratic one: Farooq Abdullah

National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah said he had broken the door to his house to be able to speak to the media since he is under house arrest.

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Srinagar/New Delhi: National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday said he has been put under house arrest, asserting that a “dictatorial” authority has been invoked and not a “democratic” one in Jammu and Kahmir.

In an emotional outburst, the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister said he “broke the door” to come out and speak to the media.

Emphasising that the guarantee of the Article370 was in India’s Constitution, he said,”dictatorial authority has been invoked and not a democratic authority that we thought they will invoke. I don’t know how many have been arrested. Nobody is allowed to come in or go out, we are under house arrest,” he said.


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