NC delegation from Jammu allowed to meet Abdullahs on Sunday

Farooq Abdullah with son Omar Abdullah. Photo: Twitter

Exactly two months after the abrogation of article 370 and the detention of all political leaders in Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Saturday (October 5) granted permission to a delegation of National Conference from Jammu province to meet party president Farooq Abdullah and vice president Omar Abdullah, on Sunday (October 6).

“The delegation led by provincial president Devender Singh Rana and comprising former party legislators will fly from Jammu tomorrow morning,” National Conference spokesperson Madan Mantoo said.

Rana had sought permission from Governor Satya Pal Malik in this regard.

Mantoo said the decision to meet the Abdullahs was taken at an emergent meeting of senior functionaries and district presidents of the Jammu Province two days ago, soon after restrictions on the movement of Jammu-based National Conference leaders were lifted.

Eighty-one-year-old Farooq Abdullah is under house arrest at his Srinagar residence while his son Omar is detained at a state guest house.