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Will prefer silence till other leaders are released: Dr. Farooq Abdullah

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Says will go to parliament, raise voice there

Ground Report |Srinagar

Soon after his detention under Public Safety Act (PSA) was revoked, the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) from Srinagar and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister, Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Friday said that he will prefer to maintain silence till the other incarcerated leaders are released.

In four-minute interaction with the media persons at his home at Gupkar in Srinagar, Abdullah, who is also the patron of regional National Conference (NC) said that although he has been set free after seven months of incarceration but, still it is not full freedom as many of the leaders are still kept under detention at different places including at MLA hostel.

Abdullah while interacting with media persons expressed happiness over his release and said that he will be completely happy when the leaders under incarceration will be released.

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He, however, said that he will not make any political statement over any issue till the other leaders are released. Abdullah also thanked the people who prayed for his released in last seven months.

Abdullah further stated that “I will go to the parliament and will raise the voice there.”

Earlier, the Jammu and Kashmir administration revoked the detention order of former chief minister Jammu and Kashmir and incumbent parliamentarian, Dr. Farooq Abdullah under Public Safety Act (PSA).

An order vide number Home/PB-V/702 of 2020, dated 13-03-2020 reads that the government revokes the detention order bearing number DMS/PSA/120/2020 dated 15-09-2019 issued by District Magistrate, Srinagar, extended for a period of three months vide government order number Home/PB-V/340 of 2019 dated 13-12-2019 and then extended for a further period of three months of Dr. Farooq Abdullah, son of Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah with immediate effect.

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The order was issued by Principal Secretary to Government, Shaleen Kabra today. Abdullah was detained in wake of the trashing of Article 370 last year on August 5 and was later booked under PSA.