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Speaking at a webinar, former J&K CM Farooq Abdullah raised the issue of suspension of 4G mobile internet and said people are being denied the services even during a pandemic.
Simply cannot and will not be a member of a House that has been disempowered the way J&K assembly has been, Omar Abdullah writes in The Indian Express.
In his first media interview since 5 August 2019, the former CM of Jammu and Kashmir said he hoped the Supreme Court would strike down the repeal of Article 370.
The writ petitions filed under Article 226 notes that the leaders have been held in 'brazen violation' of the constitutional guarantee of right to liberty.
The Lok Sabha Speaker has nominated all 5 J&K MPs, including 2 from BJP, to the Delimitation Commission. NC says it will issue a statement today.
There's been no word on Article 370 from Farooq and Omar Abdullah, released from detention, or Mehbooba Mufti, who is otherwise vocal on Twitter. Analysts say they must make position clear.
Farooq Abdullah, who was released last week, has chosen to remain silent on Article 370, indicating an acceptance of the new political realities in J&K.
Abdullah cited the detection of Kashmir’s first COVID-19 case and said high-speed internet was a necessity because authorities had locked down ‘large parts of the Valley’.
PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti’s daughter Iltija also described Farooq Abdullah’s visit to their house as a courtesy visit and said she appreciated the gesture.
Release of NC leader Farooq Abdullah marked the beginning of the second phase, in which Modi govt wants to engage with politicians beyond the ‘old guard’.