15-member National Conference Delegation Arrives In Srinagar To Meet Abdullahs

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Srinagar,Oct 6: A 15-member National Conference (NC) delegation arrived in Srinagar to meet party President Farooq Abdullah and vice-president Omar Abdullah,who were placed under detention since August 5 when Home Mnister Amit Shah abrogated Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir .

Farooq Abdullah is under house arrest at his Srinagar residence while his son Omar is detained at a state guest house.

Madan Mantoo said, “The delegation, comprising provincial president Devender Singh Rana and former party legislators, will leave from Jammu on Sunday morning.”

Devinder Singh Rana, brother of the BJP leader and Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Dr Jitender Singh, NC’s Jammu Province Chief, who was also Political Advisor to then Chief Minister Omar Abdullah in 2009-2014, is heading the 15-member party delegation.

81-year-old Farooq Abdullah,NC patriarch, three-time Chief Minister has been detained under Public Safety Act (PSA) at his own residence on Gupkar Road, his son remains detained at the Hari Niwas state guest house nearby.

Mantoo said the decision to meet the two leaders was taken during an emergency meeting of the senior functionaries and district presidents of Jammu on Wednesday, soon after restrictions on the movement of Jammu-based National Conference leaders were lifted.

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