J&K govt orders release of former CM, Omar Abdullah

Omar_AbdullahNew Delhi, Mar 24: The Jammu and Kashmir government has ordered the release of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah. An order revoking the detention of Abdullah was ordered by the Jammu and Kashmir government a while ago.

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Explained: What the dossiers on Mehbooba, Omar Abdullah mean

omar-abdullah-mehbooba1New Delhi, Feb 10: The government has cited a dossier, while slapping the Public Safety Act on two former Jammu and Kashmir chief ministers, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti.

The PSA embed the authorities to detain any person who is acting in a manner prejudicial to the maintenance of public order and it is known as the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act of 1978.

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Scheming politician, triggering angry protests: Dossiers on Omar, Mehbooba

New Delhi, Feb 10: There were several reasons cited before the government slapped the Public Safety Act on Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, the two former chief ministers of Jammu and Kashmir.

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Had PSA not been slapped, Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti would have burnt down the Valley: Intel

Sources in the Union home ministry told MyNation that slapping the Public Safety Act was absolutely necessary and the two leaders – Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti – have shown no signs of helping in the restoration of peace in the Valley

In a major decision, two former chief ministers of Jammu and Kashmir were booked under the Public Safety Act hours before their preventive detention was about to come to an end. The PSA was slapped on Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah.

The decision of the Union government has been questioned and many have called the move draconian. However, sources in the Union home ministry told MyNation that it was absolutely necessary and the two leaders have shown no signs of helping in the restoration of peace in the Valley.

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Political deliberations begin in J&K as Centre looks to restore normalcy

jammuandkashmir-nomalcyNew Delhi, Sep 15: With the High Court intervening, political deliberations in Jammu and Kashmir have begun. The High Court had directed the Deputy Commissioner of Srinagar to facilitate meetings of political leaders but asked them to refrain from going to the media.

Mohammad Akbar Lone and Justice (retd) Hasnain Masoodi of the National Conference met with Farooq Abdullah earlier this week. A meeting with NC leader and former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah also took place.

Under detention, Mehbooba has become agitated, while Omar sports anunkempt beard

img_0109Srinagar, Sep 02: The authorities in Jammu and Kashmir finally allowed two former chief ministers, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti to meet with their relatives. Both were under house arrest following the decision of the Union Government to abrogate Article 370.

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With Article 370 gone, how the lavish lifestyles of the Muftis, Abdullahs are set to end

abdullah-muftiNew Delhi, Aug 07: Article 370 is history now and a new chapter would begin in Jammu and Kashmir. A majority of the country is rejoicing, but the politicians in the Union Territory have cried foul and say that this is the biggest betrayal since the past 70 years.

Officials say that only separatism grew under a special status and now by making J&K a part of the Union, Indianness would grow. Under special status and protection, many have made merry and investigations by the National Investigation Agency suggests that the separatists in particular led lavish lifestyles, educated their children abroad and pocketed a large amount of money that was pumped in to create unrest.

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When Omar Abdullah wanted Guj RS votes counted faster than demonetised currency

Omar_AbdullahThe entire nation watched with keen interest, the Rajya Sabha elections held in Gujarat on Tuesday. There was palpable tension and drama in the run up to the results which came out in the wee hours of Wednesday. The impatience of the politicians and press was alike. One person on twitter even went on to message Ahmed Patel. He said please whatsapp me the result, I am going to sleep.

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From 66 to 7 per cent, why the dip in polling at Srinagar is a worry

lowpollingSrinagar recorded just 7 per cent polling on Sunday. This was the worst polling percentage ever recorded in Srinagar and former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah said that he had never seen this level of violence.

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Failure to address unrest in J&K will lead to alienation, say Oppn leaders

kashmir-unrestNew Delhi, Aug 22: Opposition party leaders from Jammu and Kashmir on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to initiate dialogue with stakeholders while also stating that a continued failure to address the unrest in Kashmir will further deepen the sense of alienation. T
he opposition leaders led by former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah also urged the Modi to impose an immediate ban on pellet guns.

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