To Check Govt Claims, Dr Farooq Summons Party Meeting Tomorrow

SRINAGAR: National Conference Wednesday said its president Farooq Abdullah has invited senior party leaders for a meeting on Thursday and expect “no hogwash on part of the government” when it comes to the free movement of the NC members.

The spokesman said that National Conference has taken cognizance of the stand taken by the Government in  High Court in the Habeas Corpus matters filed by the President and Vice President of the party for securing the liberty of various leaders of the party that have been under illegal house detention.

He said that on a perusal of the reply the party has noticed that the government has unequivocally submitted before the High Court that the no leader is under detention and that they are free to move subject to necessary security arrangements.

“Now relying fully on the stand of the Govt before the HC that the members are free to move and expecting no hogwash on part of the government, the Party President Dr Farooq Abdullah has invited senior party members including Mr. Ali Mohammad  Sagar, Abdul Rahim Rather, Mohammad Shafi Uri and Nasir Aslam Wani for a meeting at his residence on 20.8.2020 at 5 pm,” said the spokesman.

He said that the party is mindful of the present pandemic and accordingly the meeting with various leaders that have been under detention will be done in batches of 4 members per meeting. Needless to add that all SOPs shall be strictly followed by all concerned.

“The Party is hopeful that the liberty of the members under detention is now absolute and the meeting is held successfully on the appointed day,” said the spokesman.

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