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SC notice to J&K on plea challenging Omar’s detention

February 15, 2020 3:10 am

The petition had come up before a three-judge bench on February 12. One of the judges - Justice M Shantanagoudar - recused himself from hearing it, following which, it was listed on Friday before the bench headed by Justice Mishra.

Supreme Court issues notice to J&K govt on plea challenging Omar Abdullah's detention under PSA

February 14, 2020 4:01 pm

Omar Abdullah detention: The court, however, refused an urgent hearing by senior advocate Kapil Sibal, who is appearing for Pilot, and fixed the next date for March 2.

Judge recuses, Supreme Court adjourns hearing in Sara plea against PSA on Omar Abdullah

February 13, 2020 6:12 am

In the plea, Sara had contended that Omar’s detention under the PSA was “ex-facie mala fide, for entirely political considerations” and urged court to quash it.

SC to hear plea against detention of Omar Abdullah under PSA tomorrow after judge recuses

February 12, 2020 10:50 am

Omar Abdullah’s ability to "convince his electorate to vote in huge numbers” were among the reasons cited by the J&K administration for invoking the PSA against him.

In PDP leader’s PSA file: Referred to Geelani book, criticised Amit Shah

February 12, 2020 7:19 am

Naeem Akhtar, a close aide of former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, is among those detained since August 5 last year, following the Centre’s decision to revoke J&K’s special status under Article 370.

PSA detentions in J&K: One High Court judge quashes orders, another upholds

February 11, 2020 11:44 am

Two earlier judgments related to the PSA, passed by a single-judge bench of the Jammu & Kashmir High Court, had quashed administrative orders, underlining that preventive detention “cannot be used as an instrument to keep a person in perpetual custody without trial”.

A bizarre case

February 11, 2020 11:08 am

Grounds for slapping PSA on former CMs in Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti only underline how scandalous their continued detention is

Govt sends a chilling message by slapping the PSA on Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti

February 11, 2020 9:42 am

There is a stark contrast between the PSA against Abdullah and Mufti on the one hand and, on the other, the Narendra Modi administration’s complacence when its own ministers and MPs make incendiary statements accusing critics of being terrorists and calling for violence.

Omar Abdullah’s sister moves Supreme Court to quash PSA on him

February 11, 2020 3:38 am

Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for Sarah, mentioned the plea for urgent listing before a bench headed by Justice N V Ramana.

PSA file indicts Omar Abdullah for getting people to vote, refers to Mehbooba Mufti as 'Daddy's girl'

February 10, 2020 11:32 am

While hailing the Centre’s decision to revoke J&K’s special status under Article 370 as a “historic decision”, the dossier has accused Abdullah of trying to stoke public anger to trigger violent protests.


Nitish, Omar, Rahul at Sonia Gandhi's Iftar party

July 13, 2015 10:17 pm

Omar Abdullah, Nitish Kumar arrives at the Iftar party hosted by Sonia Gandhi in Delhi.

J&K Assembly: A day of drama

March 27, 2015 9:35 pm

The session turned ugly when entire opposition accused Mufti led government of lying before the House.

Omar Abdullah: The CM of Jammu and Kashmir set to lose power

December 23, 2014 2:50 pm

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah may have won the Beerwah Assembly seat by a margin of over 1000 votes in the state but the CM is all set to lose power in the volatile state.

Ministers pay homage to martyrs on Police Commemoration Day

October 21, 2014 4:18 pm

The ministers salute martyrs at the Police Memorial on the occasion of Police Commemoration Day in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Flood situation remains grim in Jammu and Kashmir

September 10, 2014 12:04 pm

At least 100 villages across the Kashmir valley were flooded by overflowing lakes and rivers, in the worst flooding in 22 years caused by heavy rains.

PM Narendra Modi flags off Katra train

July 04, 2014 5:45 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared that the Centre wants to win the hearts of people of Jammu and Kashmir through development as he flagged off the train linking Katra--the base camp for pilgrims headed to Vaishno Devi shrine.

Today in pics: February 22, 2014

February 22, 2014 3:13 pm

The sun sets over the central dome of the Parliament.


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

November 25, 2018 1:37 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

November 22, 2018 7:37 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.

Why isn’t BJP-PDP forming govt. in J&K: Omar

February 25, 2016 7:00 am

Srinagar (J&K), Feb 25 (ANI): Taking a jibe at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah questioned the delay by the BJP-PDP alliance in forming the government in the state, in spite of having good numbers in the assembly. Talking about the present Governor Rule in the state, Abdullah said the rule is imposed when there is no numbers, which is also called the Breakdown of Constitutional Order, where there is no possibility of the formation of a government.

Unaware of developments about selection of next CM: Omar Abdullah

January 15, 2016 9:37 am

Chennai, Jan 15 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir former chief minister Omar Abdullah on Friday said that he was unaware of the developments regarding the election of the next Chief Minister of the state. He added that whatever be the decision, it should be for the welfare of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. He added that both Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) need to chart the future course of action.