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.
#WATCH: National Conference leader & J&K Former CM Farooq Abdullah: Home Ministry is lying in the Parliament that I'm not house-arrested, that I am staying inside my house at my own will. #Article370 pic.twitter.com/OXzHjEmTnx— ANI (@ANI) August 6, 2019
"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.
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.
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.