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.
#WATCH: National Conference leader & J&K Former CM Farooq Abdullah: Home Ministry is lying in the Parliament that I'm not house-arrested, that I am staying inside my house at my own will. #Article370 pic.twitter.com/OXzHjEmTnx
— ANI (@ANI) August 6, 2019
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.