Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah, launched yesterday after being detained for over seven months below the draconian Public Safety Act (PSA), met his son, Omar Abdullah, right now in a Srinagar sub-jail.
After his launch on Friday, Farooq Abdullah had requested J&Okay authorities for permission to see his son for the primary time for the reason that two have been detained seven months in the past. Today he drove from his residence in Srinagar to the close by Hari Niwas, the place his son is held.
The two embraced warmly, in response to information company PTI.
Earlier Farooq Abdullah visited the grave of his father, former Chief Minister Sheikh Abdullah, which , is positioned on the banks of Dal Lake in Srinagar. Dressed in a black kurta, a standard ”Karakuli” cap and sun shades, he was accompanied by his spouse Moile and grandson Adeem as he provided prayers.
Speaking to reporters after his launch, Farooq Abdullah mentioned he was “grateful to everyone who prayed for us” however added that “freedom was not complete”.
“Freedom shall be full when all leaders – Omar, Mehboobaji and others who’re in prisons of the state or exterior the state are launched. I hope authorities will take motion quickly,” he mentioned.
Farooq and Omar Abdullah, together with one other former Chief Minister – the PDP’s Mehbooba Mufti – had been taken into custody on August 5, hours earlier than the centre’s choice on Article 370.
Both Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti stay in custody and have additionally been charged below the Public Safety Act. In September, Farooq Abdullah, 83, was charged with “disturbing public order” below the PSA.
It marked the primary time that regulation, which is often used towards terrorists or separatists, was used on a mainstream politician, particularly an MP and a three-time Chief Minister.
Under the Public Safety Act a person will be detained for 3 months with out trial. This detention will be prolonged a number of occasions.
The veteran politician was one in all a number of leaders to talk out towards the transfer on Article 370. He had accused Union Home Minister Amit Shah of mendacity in parliament about him not being detained.
“They divided regions, will they divide hearts too? Will they divide Hindus and Muslims? I thought my India was for all, everyone who believes in secular, unity,” the National Conference chief instructed NDTV on August 6.
That was the final time he was heard in public earlier than being positioned below home arrest.
Earlier this month eight opposition events despatched a joint-resolution to the BJP-led central authorities, demanding the discharge of all political detainees in Kashmir.
Under the Narendra Modi authorities, “democratic dissent is being muzzled by coercive administrative action, which has threatened basic ideals as enshrined in our Constitution,” the decision learn.
With enter from PTI