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    Omar Abdullah

    Omar Abdullah is an Indian politician and the scion of one of the most prominent political families of Jammu and Kashmir, the Abdullah family, he became the 11th and the youngest Chief Minister of the State of Jammu and Kashmir, after forming a government in coalition with the Congress party, on 5 January 2009.

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    Domicile law illegal, unconstitutional: Farooq Abdullah

    Srinagar, June 28 Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Sunday said ...

    Omar Abdullah refers to plight of Uighur Muslims in China
    National

    Omar Abdullah refers to plight of Uighur Muslims in China

    Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday referred to plight of Uighur Muslims and said those Kashmiris tempted to look towards China as some sort of saviour need only to google about the treatment of the ethnic minority in that country.

    SRO-202 no longer applicable to new appointments in J&K
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    SRO-202 no longer applicable to new appointments in J&K

    In a major move on Monday, the J&K Administrative Council decided that no appointments will be made under SRO-202, ...

    Abdullah, Mufti boycotted Panchayat polls under Pakistan's pressure: Satya Pal Malik
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    Abdullah, Mufti boycotted Panchayat polls under Pakistan's pressure: Satya Pal Malik

    Goa Governor Satya Pal Malik on Saturday said that during his tenure in Jammu and Kashmir he had succeeded in holding panchayat elections, devoid of violence, despite the top leaders of the union territory not cooperating under pressure from Pakistan.

    People should understand enormity of injustice faced by those in detention in J-K, says Chidambaram
    National

    People should understand enormity of injustice faced by those in detention in J-K, says Chidambaram

    Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Tuesday questioned the role of the judiciary pointing to the people of Jammu and Kashmir and the politicians who are living in a locked down state for nearly 10 months and hoped that the country would "understand the enormity of injustice faced by those in detention".

    Neutralization of Riyaz Naikoo will bring more peace, stability in Kashmir: Ram Madhav
    National

    Neutralization of Riyaz Naikoo will bring more peace, stability in Kashmir: Ram Madhav

    BJP general secretary Ram Madhav on Wednesday said that neutralization of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Riyaz Naikoo will bring "more peace and stability in Kashmir Valley"."The neutralization of Hizbul commander in the valley, Riyaz Naikoo is certainly a very big success for our security forces.Asked about National Conference leader Omar Abdullah terming Jammu and Kashmir Administration's decision to extend the PSA (Public Safety Act) detention of former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti as "unbelievably cruel and retrograde", Madhav said, "PSA was invoked in the past by Omar Abdullah himself as Chief Minister many times".You have a right as an opposition to point out genuine issues, but definitely this is a very silly kind of criticism." The BJP leader said that all the decisions that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken "through the last five-six weeks have been after consulting with all the stakeholders, importantly the chief ministers of different states"."There are chief ministers of states ruled by opposition parties who have demanded stricter lockdown to be extended.

    No justification for detention of Mehbooba: Omar Abdullah
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    No justification for detention of Mehbooba: Omar Abdullah

    Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday said that there is no justification for continued detention of former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and other mainstream leaders detained after the abrogation of Article 370 and demanded that they must be set free.

    Omar criticises suspension of Internet in Kupwara
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    Omar criticises suspension of Internet in Kupwara

    Former chief minister Omar Abdullah on Friday criticised the administrative decision to suspend internet service in Kupwara district in the wake of heavy shelling on the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran and Tangdhar sectors.

    Omar Abdullah terms Mehbooba Mufti's continous detention 'cop out'
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    Omar Abdullah terms Mehbooba Mufti's continous detention 'cop out'

    Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Tuesday demanded that Peoples' Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti should be set free, stating that merely shifting her back to her residence while keeping her under detention was a "cop out".

    Mufti to be shifted to her official residence today, to remain under detention
    National

    Mufti to be shifted to her official residence today, to remain under detention

    Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, who is presently detained under Public Safety Act, will be shifted to her official residence at Fairview Gupkar Road here on Tuesday.

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