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Farooq Abdullah: Indian and Kashmiri politician
Farooq Abdullah is a Kashmiri politician and chairman of Jammu & Kashmir National Conference. He has served as the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir on several occasions since 1982, and as the union minister for New and Renewable Energy between 2009 and 2014. He is the father of former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah.

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Mamata Banerjee assures Farooq Abdullah of standing by him in 'difficult times'


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J&K: Farooq Abdullah's sister, daughter released on bail


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J&K: Farooq Abdullah's daughter, sister arrested for protesting against abrogation of Article 370, released on bail

They were detained on Tuesday during a protest against the abrogation of Article 370 in Srinagar.
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Farooq Abdullah's daughter and sister sign bond, freed


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Sister, daughter of Farooq Abdullah released

The women, who were lodged in central jail Srinagar, were released around 6 pm on Wednesday after the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate granted them bail, they said. Suraiya and Safiya were leading a..
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J&K: Farooq Abdullah under house detention in Srinagar, daughter Safiya in judicial custody

Many political leaders, including the Farooq Abdullah, his son Omar Abdullah have been placed under detention or house arrest
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Farooq Abdullah's daughter, sister detained during protest over Article 370

Abdullah's sister Suraiya and his daughter Safiya and were leading the protest against the withdrawal of special status from Jammu and Kashmir.
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Half a dozen women activists including sister and daughter of Farooq Abdullah detained during protest


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Farooq Abdullah demands unconditional release of all detainees for political process to begin in J&K

National Conference president Farooq Abdullah has demanded unconditional release of all those detained or arrested in the wake of abrogation of Article 370 for any political process to begin in the..
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15-member NC delegation meets Farooq Abdullah, says will skip Block Development Council polls

Senior party leader Rana asks for release of other leaders who don't have any criminal record
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NC team meets Farooq & Omar, demands release

National Conference on Sunday demanded that its party president Farooq Abdullah and his son Omar, both under detention for over two months since the Centre’s August 5 announcement on nullification of..
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After Farooq Abdullah's meeting with NC leaders, PDP delegation allowed to meet party chief Mehbooba Mufti on Monday

A 10-member delegation of PDP will meet the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister in Srinagar on Monday.
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National Conference leaders calls for release of Farooq, Omar Abdullah

Speaking to media persons after meeting Farooq Abdullah, Rana said, "We, as a party, appeal that for the political process to start and democracy to revive in Jammu and Kashmir, the political..
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After two months in detention, Farooq Abdullah, Omar allowed to meet NC leaders

While Farooq Abdullah, 81, is under house arrest at his Srinagar residence, his son and former Chief Minister Omar is detained at a state guest house.
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J&K: NC delegation to meet Farooq, Omar Abdullah today

The delegation is slated to leave from Jammu on Sunday morning.
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National Conference delegation from Jammu granted permission to meet Farooq Abdullah, Omar on Sunday

NC leader Devender Rana, who was released from house arrest on Wednesday, said that they have received confirmation about the permission.
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SC dismisses Vaiko's plea challenging detention of Farooq Abdullah

The top court said that Abdullah has been detained under the Public Safety Act and that order will be open to challenge before an appropriate forum.
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Supreme Court refuses to further entertain plea for producing Farooq Abdullah

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to further entertain Rajya Sabha MP Vaiko's plea seeking production of former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah before it. The SC bench said the..
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'Political vacuum will be filled by terrorists': Rahul Gandhi on Farooq Abdullah's detention under PSA

Mr Gandhi said the government is trying to remove nationalist leaders like Farooq Abdullah to create a political vacuum in Jammu and Kashmir.
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Opposition decries detention of Farooq Abdullah under PSA


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No one in Kashmir more devoted to idea of united India than Farooq Abdullah: Chidambaram


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Farooq Abdullah's detention yet another assault on democracy: NC


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We are not terrorists, whatever happening in Kashmir isn't in country's interest: CPM leader Tarigami

CPM leader from Kashmir Mohd Yousuf Tarigami on Tuesday criticised the Centre for detaining former chief minister Farooq Abdullah under PSA. He said that "people across the border are clapping" that..
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Nazi Nazi Nazi: Karti Chidambaram on Farooq Abdullah's detention under PSA


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Left slams Centre for arresting Farooq under PSA

The Left parties on Monday slammed the Modi government for arresting former J&K chief minister Farooq Abdullah under the Public Safety Act. CPI chief D Raja said the Public Safety Act was a law that..
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Kapil Sibal: Why PSA against Farooq Abdullah now, because Vaiko filed petition in SC?

The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir administration to respond to Vaiko's plea seeking that the former J&K chief minister be produced before the court.
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Farooq Abdullah upheld unity, integrity of country, unjust to arrest him: Salman Khurshid

"Injustice had been done not only with him but the entire country", Khurshid added.
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Farooq Abdullah detained under PSA, 'home is jail'

While the veteran leader has been under house arrest since August 5, the decision to detain him under PSA was taken on Sunday night
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Farooq Abdullah detained under Public Safety Act, can be held for a year

Former Jammu & Kashmir chief minister and MP Farooq Abdullah was detained at his residence in Srinagar. He is the first political leader to be prosecuted against under the stringent PSA after the..
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'Country's misfortune': Congress, Left parties condemn Farooq Abdullah's detention under PSA

Several opposition parties have condemned detention of former J&K chief minister Farooq Abdullah under the stringent Public Safety Act. The Congress said injustice has been done and it's the country's..
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Farooq arrested under four-decade old law enacted by father Sheikh Abdullah

The stringent Public Safety Act (PSA) was introduced in J&K by Sheikh Abdullah as a deterrent against timber smugglers since the act provided a jail term, without a trial, for up to two years. However,..
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Will take legal course to challenge Farooq Abdullah's detention under PSA: NC

The National Conference (NC) on Monday said the party would take legal course to challenge the detention of its president Farooq Abdullah under the Public Safety Act (PSA) in Jammu and Kashmir. "They..
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SC notice to Centre, J&K on plea for producing Farooq Abdullah

The Supreme Court on Monday sought response from the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir administration on a plea seeking to produce before court former chief minister Farooq Abdullah, who is allegedly..
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Tamil Nadu leader Vaiko moves Supreme Court to seek Farooq Abdullah's release

In a habeus corpus petition, TN leader has requested the apex court to determine Abdullah's whereabouts
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Quiet, lonely Eid for Farooq and Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti

The three leaders were detained after the Centre revoked Jammu and Kashmir's special status under Article 370 and proposed that the state be bifurcated into the union territories of Jammu and Kashmir,..
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ED probes Farooq Abdullah's footprints in J&K Bank scam

Abdullah with the help of his close aides opened several accounts in the J&K Bank, including one in the name of one of his aides Ahsan Mirza who was made signatory to cheques. Mirza, though not elected..
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Farooq Abdullah accuses Shah of lying in parliament, says will challenge Centre's decision in court

Abdullah also said that they will peacefully fight against the Centre's decision and would go to court to challenge the same. Speaking to media persons from the balcony of his Srinagar house, Abdullah..
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TMC not to support abrogation of Article 370: Mamata Banerjee

Mamata expressed concern over the whereabouts of former chief ministers Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti.
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Under house arrest, says Farooq Abdullah; Amit Shah counters his claim in Lok Sabha

Union home minister Amit Shah on Tuesday informed Lok Sabha that former J&K CM Farooq Abdullah is neither under detention nor arrest and he is at his home of his own will. However, Amit Shah's..
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Divided regions, will they divide hearts too, asks Farooq Abdullah

In his first remarks since the government on Monday revoked provisions of Article 370 to take away state's special status, and proposed that the state be bifurcated into the Union territories of Jammu..
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Cannot bring him out at gunpoint, says Amit Shah as Farooq Abdullah claims house arrest

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, asked Farooq Abdullah
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Farooq Abdullah rejects Amit Shah's claim on house arrest; Cannot bring him out at gunpoint, says HM

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, asked Farooq Abdullah
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Farooq Abdullah neither under detention nor arrest: Amit Shah in Lok Sabha


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Where is Farooq Abdullah? DMK's Dayanidhi Maran asks Lok Sabha Speaker

"Farooq Abdullah, a member of this House, is missing. He is arrested and we have no intimation. You as a Speaker should protect the members. You should be neutral," Maran said in the lower house of the..
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J&K parties will fight attempt to abrogate special status of state: Farooq Abdullah

Regional parties in Jammu & Kashmir on Sunday unanimously resolved to fight any attempt to abrogate the constitutional provisions that guarantee it special status or any move to trifurcate the state...
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After Amarnath Yatra advisory, political leaders of J&K parties rendezvous at Farooq Abdullah's residence

On Sunday leaders of various political parties in Jammu and Kashmir met first at Mehbooba Mufti's residence and then at Farooq Abdullah's. The meeting was attended by
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Appeal to India and Pak not to accelerate tenstion: Farooq Abdullah after J&K all-party meet

On Sunday leaders of various political parties in Jammu and Kashmir met first at Mehbooba Mufti's residence and then at Farooq Abdullah's. The meeting was attended by
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J&K all-party meet: Parties promise to protect special status of state

On Sunday leaders of various political parties in Jammu and Kashmir met first at Mehbooba Mufti's residence and then at Farooq Abdullah's. The meeting was attended by
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