Detention of NC and PAGD leader Farooq Abdullah is undemocratic, according to GA Mir de Cong

Jammu and Kashmir Congressman Ghulam Ahmad Mir said on Saturday that the “house arrest” of National Conference President Farooq Abdullah was “unethical and undemocratic”.

Political leaders, including Farooq Abdullah, were arrested ahead of a People’s Alliance for the Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) march to protest the recommendations of the Jammu and Kashmir Boundaries Commission.

Besides Farooq Abdullah, who is the chairman of the alliance, his son Omar Abdullah and PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti were arrested.

“Keeping a prominent leader like Dr Farooq Abdullah under house arrest before the proposed sit-in against the Boundaries Commission project is a sham, unethical and contrary to the foundations of Indian democracy which guarantees freedom of movement. expression and freedom of expression to all. citizen, ”Mir said in a statement here.

He said the “house arrest” was indeed a “New Year’s gift” from the government and condemned the “illegal house arrest” of Abdullah and other PAGD leaders.

The PAGD is an alliance formed by five traditional political parties based in Jammu and Kashmir, including the National Conference and the PDP, which seeks to restore the special status of the former state of Jammu and Kashmir which was revoked by the Center in August 2019.

Congress believes that such an “undemocratic measure” (detention of leaders) is sure to “further disappoint” the people of Jammu and Kashmir, “who have already lost faith” in the current waiver, Mir said.

“Preventing” the leaders from demonstrating peacefully is “a sign of hypocrisy on the part of the BJP government,” said the congressman.

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