National Conference Says Will Challenge Farooq Abdullah's Detention Under Public Safety Act

NC leader Mohammad Akbar Lone said the government's move is unfortunate and it is a matter of shame that Farooq Abdullah has been charged under the Public Safety Act.

National Conference Says Will Challenge Farooq Abdullah's Detention Under Public Safety Act

Farooq Abdullah has been detained under the stringent Public Safety Act.

Srinagar:

The National Conference (NC) on Monday said the party would take legal course to challenge the detention of its president Farooq Abdullah under the Public Safety Act (PSA) in Jammu and Kashmir.

"They have no justification to do that, but if they have booked him (Farooq Abdullah) under the PSA, then what can we do. We can only approach the courts. We will take constitutional and legal recourse," senior NC leader Mohammad Akbar Lone told reporters in Srinagar.

Mr Lone, the MP from north Kashmir, said the government's move is unfortunate and it is a matter of shame that Farooq Abdullah has been charged under this act.

"If there was anyone who would talk of India here, it was Abdullah. If anyone has been abused, it is Abdullah and today, this is how India pays him. This is very unfortunate," he said.

Mr Abdullah has been detained under the stringent PSA, which enables authorities to detain any individual for two years without trial.

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