Omar Abdullah has lunch with parents after 8 months; says, “Can’t remember a better meal”

The Hush Post | 8:12 pm | One-minute read |

“Can’t remember a better meal”, said former Jammu & Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah after he had lunch with his father and mother after being freed. Jammu & Kashmir police on Tuesday released Omar Abdullah after keeping him under detention for almost 8 months.

Omar Abdullah took to Twitter and posted an emotional message of his first meal with parents in months.

“Had lunch with my mum & dad for the first time in almost 8 months. I can’t remember a better meal even though I’ve been in a bit of a daze & don’t remember what I at,” he tweeted.

Omar Abdullah also changed his biodata on Twitter. He wrote, ‘Former PSA Political detinue, former CM of J&K state, former Union Minister, former MP, former MLA. Vice President JKNC.’

J&K Police had detained Omar August 5 last year when the Centre revoked Article 370. Later in February this year the administration had slapped Public Safety Act (PSA) on him. On Tuesday, the government revoked the PSA on Abdullah.

Abdullah turned 50 on March 10 and spent 232 days in custody. Another former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti is still in custody under the PSA. The police had released Omar’s father Farooq Abdullah earlier this month.

Abdullah has demanded the release Mufti and other detainees.

After walking out of the makeshift detention centre, Abdullah said Kashmiris are fighting “life and death.

“J&K as a state was broken down into two union terror territories. For months, people have faced hardships, children couldn’t go to school, shopkeepers couldn’t earn. Several sectors faced hardships. People were confined to their houses,” he said.

“I thought I would speak a lot about the situation, but today I realised we are fighting life and death. I would speak openly about what has done to us, our state,” he added.


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