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Jammu & Kashmir National Conference: Political party in India
The Jammu & Kashmir National Conference (JKNC) is a state political party in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Founded as the All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference by Sheikh Abdullah and Chaudhry Ghulam Abbas in 1932 in the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, the organisation renamed itself to "National Conference" in 1939 in order to represent all the people of the state. It supported the accession of the princely state to India in 1947. Prior to that, in 1941, a group led by Ghulam Abbas broke off from the National Conference and revived the old Muslim Conference.

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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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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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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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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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Hunger strike by detained J&K leaders over curbs on visits by kin

The detained leaders, most of them mid-level functionaries of the National Conference, Peoples Democratic Party and People's Conference, called off their protest after senior officials gave an..
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Rahul Gandhi, Omar Abdullah quoted in Pakistan document at UNHRC

The opening pages of a leaked Pakistan's dossier on Jammu and Kashmir contain the statements made by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah in the wake of the..
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SC to hear batch of pleas on scrapping of Article 370, related issues on Wednesday

The apex court will also hear the petitions seeking removal of other restrictions including communication blockade in the state which is coming in the way of journalists to carry out their professional..
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National Conference dismisses reports of government reaching out to former CM Omar Abdullah


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Govt's decision on Article 370 as a 'betrayal of trust': Omar Abdullah

Terming the government's move on Article 370 "unilateral and shocking", former chief minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah said it was a total "betrayal of trust" of the people of Jammu..
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Tharoor shows solidarity to Omar Abdullah over alleged house arrest, says 'you're not alone'

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Monday expressed solidarity with National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah following the reports that the latter is under "house arrest" and said that "every..
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NC delegation calls on PM, seeks conduct of JK polls before year end

A National Conference delegation, led by its patron Farooq Abdullah, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday and conveyed to him that assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir should be held before..
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Mehbooba Mufti-Omar Abdullah twitter war over Talaq

A Twitter spat erupted between former J&K chief ministers Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah over the triple talaq bill after the PDP chief questioned the need for such a legislation and the National..
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Mehbooba Mufti urges NC, PC to join proposed all-party meet

People’s Democratic Party (PDP) president and former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday urged National Conference (NC) and People’s Conference (PC) to join an all-party meeting that she..
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Congress, National Conference misused Art 370 for political gains: Jitendra Singh

Accusing the Congress and the National Conference of fooling the Kashmiris in the name of Article 370, Union minister Jitendra Singh on Sunday said these parties used the alibi of "special status" for..
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Boycotting assembly elections will benefit BJP, Omar Abdullah warns people

National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Friday warned the people of Kashmir against boycotting the forthcoming assembly elections in the state, saying it would benefit the BJP. He said election..
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Abdullah, Mufti welcome Trump offer

National Conference president Farooq Abdullah, as well former J&K chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti, expressed their “optimism” about Trump’s offer. Abdullah..
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Stop killing innocents, rise against those who looted Kashmir: J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik to terrorists

The governor's comments drew sharp reaction from the former chief minister and senior Jammu and Kashmir National Conference leader Omar Abdullah, who said Malik should check his own reputation in..
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Farooq Abdullah takes stock of arrangements for Amarnath yatra

National Conference president Farooq Abdullah Tuesday visited Baltal, the base camp for Amarnath Yatra, and Panjtarni and took stock of arrangements made for the annual pilgrimage to the cave shrine in..
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If Article 370 is temporary, then our accession to India is also temporary: Farooq Abdullah

If Article 370 is temporary, then our accession to India is also temporary, said former chief minister Farooq Abdullah here on Monday. Talking to media persons here, the National Conference (NC) leader..
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Farooq Abdullah bats for talks with Pakistan and domestic stakeholders on Kashmir issue

National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Friday called for external as well as internal dialogues to address the Kashmir issue and expressed hope that the new dispensation at the Centre would..
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Iftar party row: Omar Abdullah urges India, Pakistan to stop 'stupid tit for tat diplomacy'

National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Sunday reacted to the row over Indian High Commissioner's Iftar party in Islamabad urging both the countries to "stop this nonsense"
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Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: National Conference sweeps Kashmir, BJP seals J&K, Ladakh division

The National Conference president Farooq Abdullah, who sought re-election, won comfortably from Srinagar-Budgam parliamentary seat, defeating Peoples Democratic Party candidate Aga Syed Mohsin
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J&K: BJP, NC set to win three seats each; Mufti suffers humiliating loss

National Conference president Farooq Abdullah and Union Minister Jitendra Singh were among the prominent faces to make it to the 17th Lok Sabha. The biggest electoral upset in the state was witnessed..
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Farooq Abdullah wins Srinagar seat by over 70,000 votes

Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah Thursday won the election to the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency by trouncing his nearest rival by over..
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Jammu & Kashmir Lok Sabha Results 2019: BJP, National Conference lead 3 seats each

J&K Lok Sabha Results 2019: PDP is facing a total rout in the state.
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Omar Abdullah congratulates NDA for 'stellar performance'

National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah on Thursday congratulated the BJP and the NDA for its "stellar performance" in the Lok Sabha polls. The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister credited..
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Art 370, 35A important for safe, secure future of J&K younger generation: Omar Abdullah

Addressing a public meeting in Shopian, where polls will be held on May 6, the National Conference vice president said any attack on these articles will reverse the situation to the pre-1947 era.
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Lok Sabha Election 2019: Mehbooba Mufti faces heat from lady doctor at home

Dr Ridwana is the daughter of former National Conference MLA Abdul Kabir Pathan who defeated Mehbooba's mother Gulshan Mufti in 1996 from Pahalgam assembly constituency.
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Priyanka Chaturvedi makes her unhappiness with Congress public

Amit Shah's remarks came at a poll rally, in response to National Conference leader Omar Abdullah's recent suggestion of having a separate prime minister for Kashmir. "No one can take away Kashmir from..
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NC protests ban on civilian traffic twice a week on Jammu-Srinagar highway

National Conference activists Saturday protested in the highway township of Banihal against the ban on the movement of civilian traffic twice a week on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway. .
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No option but to abolish articles 370, 35A if someone talks about separate PM for J&K

His reaction came a week after National Conference leader Omar Abdullah had said that his party will strive hard for restoring the autonomy of Jammu and Kashmir that could include having a..
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Omar Abdullah welcomes Congress poll promise to amend AFSPA

National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah Tuesday welcomed the Congress party's promise to amend the Armed Forces Special Powers Act if voted to power in the general elections.
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Lok Sabha Election 2019: NC candidate raises pro-Pakistan slogans during election rally

National Conference candidate for Baramulla parliamentary constituency Mohommad Akbar Lone has stoked a major controversy by raising "Pakistan Zindabad" slogans and prayed for its well-being, during an..
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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Congress, National Congress finalise alliance in Jammu and Kashmir

The Congress and the National Conference Wednesday announced an alliance in Jammu and Kashmir for the Lok Sabha polls, saying it is in the national interest and will help strengthen secular forces.
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Cong, National Conference finalise alliance in Jammu and Kashmir for Lok Sabha poll

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and NC patron Farooq Abdullah jointly told the media while the Congress will contest the Jammu and Udhampur Lok Sabha seats, National Conference will fight from..
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National Conference to field Farooq Abdullah from Srinagar in 2019 Lok Sabha elections

The party patriarch had lost the constituency in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, but won it in a bye-election in 2017.
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NIA summons to Mirwaiz Umar Farooq: Don't make this matter of prestige, says NC

The National Conference (NC) Saturday asked the Centre not to make it a point of prestige to summon moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq to New Delhi.
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Lok Sabha 2019: National Conference-Congress seat-sharing talks hit roadblock

Under the 2014 seat-sharing arrangement, Congress had contested two Jammu and Ladakh parliamentary seats while the National Conference had contested all the three seats in the Valley.
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National Conference says no to meeting with EC team

The National Conference has decided not to meet the Election Commission of India (EC) delegation arriving in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, saying the party has nothing more to add to its demand of..
IndiaTimes - Published

National Conference leader shot at in J&K's Anantnag

A National Conference leader was shot at on Thursday by suspected terrorists in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. Mohammad Ismail Wani was shot at in Thajeewara area of the district..
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Air strike was done keeping Lok Sabha polls in mind: NC chief Farooq Abdullah

Terming IAF strike on Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camp in Pakistan's Balakot as an election stunt, National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Monday accused the ruling BJP of creating an "environment..
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Separate Jammu and Kashmir Lok Sabha, state polls buoy Congress-National Conference tie-up hopes

Congress has sewn together pacts in Tamil Nadu and Jharkhand while seat sharing, sources said, will be finalised soon in Bihar, Karnataka, Maharashtra and West Bengal. Kerala has a settled Congress..
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Any party or person supporting separatists is anti-national and playing into Pak's hands: J&K Guv Satya Pal Malik

Both PDP and National Conference had criticised the ban on Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI).
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Schools, mosques, orphanages run by banned Jamaat-e-Islami kept outside scope of seizure: Administration

The Jammu and Kashmir government Sunday said the schools, mosques and orphanages being run by banned Jamaat-e-Islami (JEI) have so far been kept outside the ambit of seizure. The clarification came..
DNA - Published

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