The Jammu and Kashmir government has finally allowed a delegation of the National Conference (NC) from Jammu to meet their party chief Farooq Abdullah and his deputy and son Omar Abdullah, both under detention in wake of the prevailing situation following the abrogation of Article 370.
"Jammu and Kashmir Government has allowed a delegation of National Conference from Jammu, to meet party President Farooq Abdullah and Vice President Omar Abdullah, who are currently under detention," ANI quoted National Conference Spokesperson Madan Mantoo as saying.
The development has come just two days after Advisor to Jammu and Kashmir Governor Farooq Khan said that detained leaders will be released one by one in a phased manner.
In a bold and far-reaching decision, the Centre in early August revoked Article 370 of the Constitution to take away the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. It has also passed the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019, with a massive majority in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, in a bid to bifurcate the state into two Union Territories (UTs) - Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
Nearly 400 politicians were either placed under house arrest or detained in anticipate of violence and protests against the Modi government's muscular move to strip Valley of its special status and break it into two parts.
Over 250 petitions have been filed against the preventive detention orders against prominent political leaders in Jammu and Kashmir. Petitions have also been filed in the Supreme Court against the detentions.