Former Jammu and Kashmir chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, under house arrest for the last six months, have been charged under the Public Safety Act, a stringent law that allows detention without trial for up to two years
Omar Abdullah’s father, Farooq Abdullah was charged under the same law last September and has been under house arrest since August as well.
Meanwhile in the Lok Sabha , leaders from opposition parties had attacked the government for “illegally” detaining an old leader and walked out of the House.
Abdullah, the National Conference leader and former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, has been under detention from August 5 last year since the abrogation of Article 370 and 35A.
“Three former chief ministers including Farooq Abdullah are languishing in jails for the past six months, they have been put behind bars without giving any proper reason,” Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said, while demanding the release of the sitting member.