Indian forces arrest former CM Farooq Abdullah

former CM Farooq Abdullah
16 Sep, 2019 12:37 pm

SRINAGAR (92 News) – Indian forces arrested former puppet chief minister and National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah under draconian law, Public Safety Act (PSA) in Occupied Kashmir.

Tensions escalated in occupied valley as the draconian military curfew imposed on the occupied valley by India enters a 43rd consecutive day today.

He has been kept under house arrest at his Srinagar residence since the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5. Farooq Abdullah has now been arrested under the PSA that allows the authorities to detain a person for upto two years without a trial.

Other high ranking politicians, including former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti and the mayor of capital Srinagar, are also under house arrest by Indian security forces to quash dissent against the move.

On August 5, Indian PM Modi had passed a bill which split occupied Kashmir into two Indian Union territories. A military curfew was imposed in the occupied valley after the decision and thousands imprisoned.

The decision to slap PSA on the National Conference leader came on Sunday night.

Earlier, former IAS officer Shah Faesal was also detained under the Public Safety Act.

Indian SC orders Modi govt to restore normalcy in IoK

on the other hand, the Indian Supreme Court (SC) ordered Modi-led government to restore normalcy in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) as soon as possible.

The court sought replies on the detentions of Kashmiri political leaders. The Indian top court also allowed senior Congress party member Ghulam Nabi Azad for visiting the Occupied Kashmir.

The ruling came as India’s top court took up multiple pleas against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s August 5 decision of revoking the special autonomy of Indian-occupied Kashmir.

Meanwhile, the SC has ordered the government to submit a report mentioning actual situation in the region that has been lockdown for 43 days with communications blackout, internet and telephone services suspended.

During the hearing of petitions, CJI Ranjan Gogoi remarked that if needed, he would himself visit Jammu and Kashmir. He expressed concerns over reports of inaccessibility of Kashmiris to the Kashmir High Court.

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