Updated: March 24, 2020 10:59:34 am
The Jammu and Kashmir administration Tuesday ordered the discharge of former chief minister Omar Abdullah, who has been detained at his Hari Niwas residence at Gupkar Road in Srinagar since August 5, 2019. He was positioned in preventive detention following the abrogation of Article 370. In February, the J&K administration invoked the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA) in opposition to him for his capability to “convince his electorate to vote in huge numbers”.
J&Ok administration revokes detention of former J&Ok chief minister and NC vice chairman Omar Abdullah, after greater than seven months. Abdullah was booked beneath the PSA and being held at Hari Niwas at Gupkar Road in Srinagar. @IndianExpress
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Abdullah’s launch comes weeks after his father, former chief minister and Lok Sabha MP Farooq Abdullah was released from detention. A day after his launch, Farooq had visited Omar at Hari Niwas.
More particulars awaited.
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