Dr Farooq Abdullah’s detention extended for 3 months

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Srinagar

National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah’s detention under the stringent Public Safety Act or PSA has been extended by three months. The three-term chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir will continue to remain at his house in Srinagar that has been declared a sub-jail, NDTV reported.

Farooq Abdullah has been under detention since August 5, when the central government announced the end of special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 and split the state into two union territories.

‘Out Of Circulation’

Earlier this month, in a letter, Dr Farooq Abdullah criticised the centre for not allowing him to attend the winter session of parliament that concluded yesterday. The letter was shared by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor.

“Thank you for your letter on 21st October 2019 which has been delivered to me today by my magistrate who looks after me while I am in the sub-jail,” Dr Farooq Abdullah had said in the letter. “It is most unfortunate that they are not able to deliver me my post in time. I am sure this is not the way to treat a senior Member of the Parliament and leader of a political party. We are not criminals,” he said.

Under the Public Safety Act, a person can be under detention without trial for up to two years, NDTV reported.

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