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After 7 months in detention, Farooq Abdullah meets son Omar Abdullah

March 14, 2020 3:07 pm

Today, he drove from his residence to the nearby Hari Nivas where his son, also a former chief minister, has been held under preventive custody since February 5 under the PSA.

SC gives early date to hear Omar sister’s plea: Pertains to liberty

March 03, 2020 5:57 am

The bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Indira Banerjee decided to hear the plea after the J&K administration told the bench “there was ample material and grounds to issue the impugned order of detention against” the former J&K Chief Minister.

Misappropriation case: NC leader's son sent to 7-day police custody

January 18, 2020 9:51 am

Special judge Yash Pal Bourney observed that the matter requires thorough investigation as the case pertains to large-scale swindling of public money.

Release all J-K political leaders: NC reiterates demand

November 11, 2019 3:38 pm

Terming the detention of political leaders "unprecedented and undemocratic", NC Secretary Rattan Lal Gupta said it was imperative to release all the leaders and others detained since August 5.

J&K: National Conference asks govt to release political leaders

November 05, 2019 1:38 pm

The National Conference said more than 90 days later, things that people in the rest of the country take for granted like Internet access, and unhindered access to communication, are being denied to Kashmiri people.

J-K: NC leaders condemn detention of Farooq Abdullah's daughter, sister

October 15, 2019 8:38 pm

Both Suraya Matto and Safiya Abdullah Khan were among a dozen women taken into preventive custody by police after they assembled at Partap Park and started protesting over Central government’s decision to end the state's special status.

NC leaders meet at party HQ, urge J&K Guv to allow delegation to meet detained leaders

October 03, 2019 8:42 pm

The leaders "condemned the detention of Farooq Abdullah, notwithstanding his immense and crucial role in democratic polity of the country and contribution in steering the state to peace, progress and development, braving all odds."

NC MP questions Farooq Abdullah’s PSA detention, party eyes legal move

September 17, 2019 7:13 am

National Conference MP Hasnain Masoodi pointed out that then Prime Minister A B Vajpayee had deputed Farooq to put forth India’s stand in the UN Commission on Human Rights at Geneva.

J&K Reorganisation Bill: BJP objects to NC MP’s claim on Syama Prasad Mookerjee

August 07, 2019 4:31 am

Opposing the move to scrap special status, Masoodi called it a black day for the relationship between Jammu and Kashmir and the Union of India.

Maine kabhi yeh Hindustan nahin dekha: Farooq Abdullah on Jammu & Kashmir bifurcation

August 06, 2019 7:59 pm

Speaking to news channel NDTV, Abdullah asked if the government will "divide our hearts too." In his first reaction to the historic development, Abdullah broke down, saying he hopes the country stands by Kashmir.


Kashmiris brave cold weather to cast vote in phase 3 of polling in J-K

December 10, 2014 8:54 am

The phase three polling began in Jammu and Kashmir amid high security. Polling is taking place in the Valley in the backdrop of recent militant attacks.


Express Eye for Detail 14: J&K crisis, Sushma Swaraj out of 2019 race, American tourist in Andaman and more

March 25, 2020 3:24 pm

This week we look at the strange situation in Jammu & Kashmir where a fax machine is all it took to stop three parties from coming together and forming the government. What it means for Sushma Swaraj to opt out of the 2019 general election and the c

J&K political drama: Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti find themselves in a strange situation

March 25, 2020 3:24 pm

National Conference chief Omar Abdullah said that PDP and NC coming together is not the best idea for mainstream politics in J&K. But today, both he and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti find themselves in a strange situation.

'It doesn't help when 14-16 leaders sit on stage and blast PM Modi. It allows him to play victim... Must work at state-level'

November 04, 2018 4:35 pm

In this edition of Idea Exchange Former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah expresses concern over the recent political killings in Jammu and Kashmir and says that the Centre's lack of clarity on J&K is worrying.

Delay in govt. formation bad for state: Farooq Abdullah

January 17, 2016 9:09 am

Jammu, Jan 17 (ANI): National Conference patron Farooq Abdullah on Sunday said that delay in government formation in Jammu and Kashmir is bad for the state as it is a border state. He further said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) should form the government as they had mandate in the assembly elections.