SRINAGAR: Former Chief Minister and National Conference Vice President, Omar Abdullah has released a selfie with his aunt and sister – the first he clicked after being arrested.
“Last year today I had my 1st contact with the outside world after being taken away & detained,” Omar wrote on Twitter. “My sister & aunt were allowed to visit me 3 weeks after I entered Hari Niwas. I remember how lovely it was to see them & get news about all that had been happening.”
Omar was released March 24, 2020, when the Covid-19 had already forced a new regime. However, he took the very first flight to Delhi in May. In anticipation of the first anniversary of the abrogation of Article 370, Omar wrote an op-ed in The Indian Express and later gave a detailed interview also. However, it triggered a controversy, that led him to explain his position in the subsequent interviews.
For the last couple of weeks, however, Omar Abdullah is invisible in the group photographs that are dominated by his father and NC president, Dr Farooq Abdullah.