NC president holds meet first time after Article 370 abrogation

NC president holds meet first time after Article 370 abrogation
NC president holds meet first time after Article 370 abrogation

SRINAGAR — For the first time after the abrogation of Article 370 last year, the National Conference (NC) patron and incumbent Parliamentarian, Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Thursday held a meeting with four of the party leaders who were also detained post the August 05, 2019 decision.

Sources said that four party leaders including NC’s General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar, provincial president Kashmir Nasir Aslam Wani, former minister Abdul Rahim Rather and senior leader Muhammad Shafi Uri reached the residence of Dr. Farooq Abdullah at around 05:00 PM.

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Dr. Abdullah, who is also the former chief minister of erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir State said that all the four party leaders have reached his residence and the meeting is underway.

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He said that the meeting of five more party leaders will be called tomorrow, adding that the meetings with the party leaders will continue in the coming days.

Earlier on Wednesday, National Conference had said that party has taken cognizance of the stand taken by Government of J&K in High Court for detention of its senior party leaders and added that party has called a meeting with such leaders on August 20 in order to expose the assertions of Government regarding their “illegal” confinement.

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In a statement, NC had stated that it 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.

“On a perusal of the reply, the party has noticed that the Government has unequivocally submitted before the High Court that no leader is under detention and that they are free to move subject to necessary security arrangements,” the party stated.

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