Dissent can't be termed seditious, says SC as it junks plea against Farooq Abdullah
Wednesday, 3 March 2021 The Supreme Court on Wednesday (March 3) said the expression of views which are different from the opinion of the government cannot be termed seditious, as it dismissed a PIL against the former Jammu and KashmirChief Minister Farooq Abdullah for making statements against the scrapping of Article 370.
National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah tested positive for Covid-19. In a tweet this morning, the National Conference leader's son Omar Abdullah informed about his father testing positive. He also urged everyone who came in contact with his father recently to get tested. Replying to his tweet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished him a speedy recovery. "Praying for the good health and speedy recovery of Dr. Farooq Abdullah Ji. Also praying for your and the entire family’s good health @OmarAbdullah," PM Modi tweeted. Omar replied to PM Modi, saying, "My father and the rest of the family join me in thanking you for your wishes and prayers @narendramodi ji." Farooq Abdullah, 85, received the first dose of a Covid vaccine on March 2. Watch the full video for more.
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National Conference president Farooq Abdullah tests positive for COVID-19. The information was confirmed by Abdullah's son, Omar Abdullah, who took to Twitter on Tuesday. "My father has tested positive for COVID-19 and is showing some symptoms. I will be self-isolating along with other family members until we get ourselves tested," Omar Abdullah wrote on Twitter. "I request anyone who has come in to contact with us over the last few days to take all the mandated precautions," he further added. The 83-year-old was found infected with coronavirus on March 30. Meanwhile, the COVID-19 death toll in JandK rose to 1,989 on March 28 with four more fatalities, while 309 new cases pushed the infection tally to 1,29,993, as per officials.
Three terrorists gunned down in encounter with security forces in J&K’s Shopian. Security forces engaged in an exchange of fire with terrorists in Hadipora area. Encounter broke out after security forces launched a cordon & search operation. One of the slain terrorists was newly recruited and security forces appealed him to surrender. “Police & security forces made sincere efforts to take surrender of newly recruited #terrorist. Parents also made appeals but other terrorists didn’t allow him to #surrender,” the police said in a tweet. The identity & group affiliation of the terrorists killed are yet to be ascertained. Watch the full video for more.
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