National Congress MPs stage protest in LS over Farooqs detention

National Congress MPs stage protest in LS over Farooq's detention

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Two National Conference MPs on Thursday (November 28) protested in Lok Sabha against the detention of their party chief Farooq Abdullah, who is an MP from Srinagar.

The two MPs — Hasnain Masoodi and Mohammad Akbar Lone — came to the first row of opposition benches to lodge their protest against the continuous detention of Abdullah.

“Sir, Farooq Abdullah is a senior member of the House. He has been under detention for four months. Please do something,” Masoodi told Speaker Om Birla. However, the Speaker ignored their protests and continued with the proceedings of the House. The two MPs from Jammu and Kashmir then staged a walk out as a mark of protest.

Masoodi and Lone registered their protest after opposition MPs staged a walk following Defence Minister Rajnath Singhs reply over BJP MP Pragya Thakurs comments on
Nathuram Godse.

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Abdullah, a former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, and two other former chief ministers — Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti — have been under detention since August 5.

They were detained soon after the central government announced the abrogation of the special status given to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 and its
bifurcation into two Union Territories.

Farooq Abdullah was later detained under the stringent Public Safety Act.

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