The patriarch of the National Conference Farooq Abdullah today refuted the statement in parliament made by Union Home Minister Amit Shah. Farooq said that he never arrested or imprisoned. He had been detained in his house. He further added that he was very upset that the Home Minister can lie like this.
Abdullah said that he had a big padlock on his door. He further said "I told them the home minister says I'm not detained. Who are you to detain me”. Few minutes before, Amit Shah said that Farooq Abdullah was neither detained nor arrested during the discussion on the Jammu and Kashmir reorganization bill in the Lok Sabha.
Amit Shahs said Farooq Abdullah was at home by his own choice. He was not arrested or detained in his house. The parliamentary exchange came in the midst of opposition concerns about the mainstream leaders in Jammu and Kashmir, who have been kept in custody since Sunday night-hours before the move by the government to end the state's special status and divide it into two Union Territories.
The former leader of Jammu and Kashmir Mahbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah was formally arrested yesterday. The government did not say any word about when they will be released.
Farooq said the government divided the regions, would they able to divide the earth too? Would they divide Hindu and Muslims? He had thought that his India was for all, everyone who believed in secular, unity.