Straight Line News Network
Srinagar, Oct 6: National Conference leaders met with party President Farooq Abdullah and vice-president Omar Abdullah on Sunday in Srinagar.
The 15-member delegation met Farooq Abdullah a day after Governor Satya Pal Malik allowed the meeting.
National Provisional President Devinder Singh Rana after meeting Farooq and Omar Abdullah told ANI that we are happy that they are both well and in high spirits, of course, they are pained by the developments in the state.
“If the political process has to start then mainstream leaders have to be released,” said Rana.
All detained political leaders in Jammu have been released considering the upcoming Block Development Council elections. Farooq Khan, the advisor to Governor Satya Pal Malik, said the Kashmiri leaders would be released in a phased manner.
Around 400 political leaders of the state – were placed under detention or house arrest as part of the state-wide lockdown to prevent any backlash as the government announced its move to end special status granted to the state under the Article 370 and bifurcated it into two Union Territories.
The detentions in Kashmir took place on the eve of the government’s announcement — on August 4. While 81-year-old Farooq Abdullah was placed under house arrest at his Srinagar residence, Omar Abdullah was kept at a nearby state guest house, Hari Niwas.