New Delhi, Feb 5 : Opposition parties led by Congress staged a walk-out in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, protesting 'detention' of political leaders, including National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah', even after six months since Article 370 was abrogated.
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said three people have been 'languishing in jail illegally'. His party colleague K Suresh said it has been six months since Article 370 was abrogated. 'Senior leaders, including NC veteran Farooq Abdullah, and Omar Abdullah, have been in detention for six months. Dr Farooq Abdullah is unable to attend the House for past three sessions,' he said.
Jammu and Kashmir’s top mainstream leaders Dr Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah of the NC and Mehbooba Mufti of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have completed six months in detention on Tuesday.
Mr Suresh said Dr Abdullah's rights were being denied and demanded that his welfare and his presence in the House be ensured. Members of Opposition parties, including Congress, National Conference and DMK, trooped into the Well and raised slogans like 'Save India' and 'Save Democracy' during the Zero Hour. National Conference MP Hasnain Masoodi also stood in the Well. Some members spoke during Zero Hour amid pandemonium. As the ruckus continued, Congress leader Mr Chowdhury said they are staging a walk-out in protest. (UNI)