Farooq Abdullah detained at his house in Srinagar

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SRINAGAR: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah has been detained at his house in Srinagar on Wednesday.


On Tuesday, Abdullah's daughter Safiya and Abdulla's sister Suraiya Abdullah were detained during protests against the abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories.

According to the report from the Jammu and Kashmir police, they were in judicial custody.

Many political leaders, including the Farooq Abdullah, his son Omar Abdullah, People's Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mehbooba Mufti have been placed under detention or house arrest since August after the central government announced its move on Kashmir.

Restrictions were first imposed across Kashmir on 5 August when the Centre announced its decision to abrogate Article 370 of the Constitution and bifurcate the state into two Union territories.

On August 5, the government had revoked some provisions of Article 370 to take away Jammu and Kashmir's special status and brought in a bill for splitting the state into two Union territories, Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

On August 6, the Parliament had approved a resolution abrogating special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution and a bill for splitting the state into two Union Territories.

 

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