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Farooq Abdullah: Indian and Kashmiri politician
Farooq Abdullah is an Indian 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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PM says government ready to listen to oppn, open to discussion on all issues: Minister

At the briefing after the meeting, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said the opposition has demanded that former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah be released immediately so that he can..
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Five Kashmiri politicians, including 3 former legislators, released after 5 months of detention

Dozens of politicians, including three former chief ministers - Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti - have been detained since the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution.
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Govt deal in works for release of Abdullahs?

There were strong indications on Friday, a day after foreign envoys arrived inj&k to assess the situation, that the govt was working out a deal where former CMs Farooq Abdullah and son Omar would be..
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Detained netas of Kashmir to be freed soon, says Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav said they wanted that detained political leaders in J&K to come out and resume their political activity. Several opposition leaders, including NC chief Farooq Abdullah; his son and former CM..
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Farooq Abdullah gets 3 more months under PSA


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Unconstitutional step: Mamata on Farooq Abdullah's detention extension

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee called an "unconstitutional step" the extension of former Jammu and Kashmir Farooq Abdullah's detention on Friday. Taking to Twitter, the chief minister said..
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National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah's detention period extended by 3 months

Many Congress leaders tried to raise the issue of Farooq Abdullah's detention in the parliament and demanded that he should be given permission to attend the winter session.
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We are not criminals, says Farooq Abdullah in letter to Shashi Tharoor

Abdullah wrote to Congress MP Shashi Tharoor regretting that his letter written on October 21 was delivered to him on December 2 in the sub-jail where he is detained since August 5. “It is most..
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Detained under PSA, Farooq Abdullah nominated on key defence panel


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Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur nominated for parliamentary committee on defence headed by Rajnath Singh

The 21-member panel also includes opposition leaders Farooq Abdullah, Trinamool Congress' Sougata Roy, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam's (DMK) A Raja and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) supremo Sharad Pawar..
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Winter session, Day 1: Opposition attacks govt on J&K, Farooq

The opposition mounted a full-throated attack on the Centre in Lok Sabha over the situation in Jammu and Kashmir and termed the detention of National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah as illegal and..
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Opposition leaders in Lok Sabha demand Farooq Abdullah be allowed to attend House

Opposition leaders also raised the issue of MPs not being allowed to visit Jammu and Kashmir after abrogation of its special status, whereas parliamentarians from Europe have been taken to the state,..
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Govt ready to discuss all issues in House: PM Modi

“The government is ready to discuss all issues within the framework of rules and procedures of the Houses,” Modi was quoted as saying. The interactions came in a meeting of the NDA and a separate..
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All-party meet: PM says open to discussing all issues; Oppn raises Farooq Abdullah's detention

At the meeting attended by 27 parties, PM Modi said most important job of the House is to discuss and debate, parliamentary affairs minister Pralhad Joshi told reporters. PM Modi said that this session..
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Farooq's sister, 84, kin 'walk free' but 'detained' again

National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah's 84-year-old elder sister Khalida Shah, younger brother Sheikh Mustafa Kamal and nephew Muzaffar Ahmad Shah were on Thursday allowed to step out of their..
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PM extends birthday wishes to Farooq Abdullah

The Prime Minister sent good wishes on Abdullah's birthday and prayed for his long and healthy life. The sources said Farooq Abdullah, who turned 82 on Oct 21, received a letter from the PM greeting..
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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..
IndiaTimes - Published

'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..
IndiaTimes - Published

'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..
IndiaTimes - Published

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,..
IndiaTimes - Published

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..
IndiaTimes - Published

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