The opposition party also threw its weight behind the separatists, calling their agitation a ‘’justice struggle”.
The petition accused Farooq of making certain anti-national remarks during an event which was shown on prime time on a leading news channel on November 25, the counsel said.
Abdullah said signs of normalcy should not be mistaken to be restoration of peace as all such activities were being carried out “in accordance with the weekly schedules being issued by Hurriyat leaders”.
Farooq Abdullah was seen talking on phone while national anthem was being played at Mamata Banerjee’s swearing-in ceremony on Friday.
Mehbooba Mufti, 56, will take office as the first woman chief minister of the state tomorrow.
Abdullah also attacked BJP, and said that the ruling dispensation had failed to fulfill its pre-poll promises.
“It is not me, but security forces who have to take the final call in the matter,’’ he told media persons at Udhampur when he was asked about his party standing on AFSPA.
“We don’t know what is going to come now, but let us hope that January 26 passes with peace and the President of France who is coming here will have a great good visit and all other matter are discussed,’’ he said.
The meeting gains significance as PDP president, Mehbooba Mufti, is showing reluctance in taking the reins of power, though PDP has hinted it will go with the BJP.
“All he has said is that if any proposal comes from BJP it will be discussed by Working Committee of the party for a decision,” Omar tweeted.
“If they (PDP and BJP) cannot solve the problems of the people, the assembly must be dissolve and hold new elections,” Farooq Abdullah told reporters.
“It is not that we have shut our doors,’’ Farooq said told media persons at Katra when asked about NC’s response to any such proposal for government formational coming from BJP.
‘Both of them are following the dictation of their masters in Delhi who want to change the discourse on Kashmir’
Abdullah said that India and Pakistan should “provide greater autonomy” to Kashmir under their control and make borders irrelevant by “allowing free travel and trade” across it.
Farooq Abdullah, former J&K chief minister, said, “So far, we have been unable to take back and rehabilitate our Kashmiri Pandit brethren as they have apprehensions about their safety.”