Farooq Abdullah says he was detained, calls Amit Shah a liar
Lok Sabha MP and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Farooq Abdullah, said he had been detained at home, and was not allowed to meet anyone, even his daughter.
During the discussion on 'Article 370', members of the opposition raised concerns over the absence of to Srinagar Lok Sabha member and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Farooq Abdullah, who they said was under house arrest.
Dayanidhi Maran of the DMK sought information on his whereabouts from the Speaker Om Birla, who said he would look into the matter. The NCP's Supriya Sule also alleged that he had been arrested.
Opposition parties questioned Home Minister Amit Shah through the Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla in this regard. Answering them, Amit Shah said, 'Farooq Abdullah has not been arrested or detained. He is in his house. If he does not want to come here then I cannot compel him to come.
Through his reply, the Home Minister informed the Lok Sabha that the former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and Lok Sabha member Farooq Abdullah was not arrested by the government.
Farooq Abdullah: As soon as the gate will open and our people will be out, we will fight, we'll go to the court We're not gun-runners, grenade-throwers, stone-throwers, we believe in peaceful resolutions. They want to murder us. My son (Omar Abdullah) is in jail https://t.co/Dxz4MGGOiX- ANI (@ANI) August 6, 2019
Shortly after this, Farooq Abdullah spoke to the media persons in Srinagar. He said this is not the India he had trusted. After 70 years, India has betrayed the people of Kashmir, he alleged.
He further said, 'The home minister of the country has lied in the Lok Sabha."
Farooq Abdullah said he had been detained at home, and was not allowed to meet anybody, not even his daughter who lives nearby.
"I will not be silent when the people of my state have been incarcerated. They are being killed. We are not stone-throwers. We are not going to shoot. The central government has done wrong. We will challenge it in the Supreme Court. We will struggle, we will fight. If they want to shoot then let them shoot me on the chest from the front, there is no need to shoot me from the back."
[Autotranslated from Hindi]