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I was detained in my house, whatever Home Minister said is baseless: Farooq Abdullah

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 06 August 2019, 06:57 PM
Farooq Abdullah
Farooq Abdullah

Reacting to Home Minister Amit Shah's statement that the government has not detained Farooq Abdullah, the National Conference leader clarified that the leaders, including him, have been placed in the House Arrest.

" I have a problem of blood pressure & I am arrested in the House. Whatever Home Minister has said is baseless. No one is allowed to enter my house.," Abdullah was quoted as saying by CNN News 18.

He further added that he is also not being allowed to visit his daughter. Talking about the government's decision on Article 370, Abdullah said that the decision is unconstitutional.

"We don't want to get separated from the country. But we want honour, give us dignity," he added.

"Why would I stay inside my house on my own will when my state is being burnt, when my people are being executed in jails? This is not the India I believe in," he said. 

Also read: Farooq Abdullah neither detained, nor arrested, he is wilfully staying at his own home: Shah

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah is neither under detention nor arrest and he is at his home of his own will, Home Minister Amit SHah informed Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

He made these remarks when Supriya Sule (NCP) said Abdullah used to sit next to him in the House. She said he is not in House and his voice is not being heard.

“He is neither under detention nor under arrest. He is at his home on his own will,” Shah said.

When Sule wondered whether the National conference leader was unwell, Shah said it was up to the doctors to say. “I can’t carry out the treatment, it was up to doctors,” he said.

Also read: Article 370 in Lok Sabha: 'Farooq Abdullah has been arrested,' Dayanidhi Maran's startling claim

The House is debating a motion to abrogate provisions of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and a bill to split the state into two union territories.

First Published: Tuesday, August 06, 2019 03:43 PM
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