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National Conference delegation allowed to meet Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah

File photo: National Conference President and Srinagar parliamentary candidate Farooq Abdullah with his son and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. Photograph:( PTI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 05, 2019, 06.31 PM (IST) Edited By: Puniti Pandey

Two months after the government detained political leaders from Jammu and Kashmir, a delegation of National Conference leaders on Saturday was allowed to meet the father-son duo Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah.

The meeting is scheduled for Sunday and will take place in Srinagar.

"Today, we've got the confirmation that a delegation will be allowed to meet Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah. A 15-member delegation of NC leaders, all of them former legislators, is going to Srinagar tomorrow morning, " National Conference leader Devender Rana said in Jammu.

"The delegation led by provincial president Devender Singh Rana and comprising of former party legislators will leave by Indigo flight from Jammu on October 6 in the morning," party spokesperson Madan Mantoo said.

The spokesperson informed that the government gave permission after a request was made by Rana to Governor Satya Pal Malik on Thursday.

Political leaders from Kashmir have been put under preventive detention following the abrogation of Article 370 which provided special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.

People's Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti and National Conference leader Farooq and Omar Abdullah were prominent leaders who were placed under preventive detention by the Jammu and Kashmir administration.

The government had on August 5 scrapped the provision of the article, which took away the special rights enjoyed by the people of Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the state into two Union Territories - Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. The UTs will come into being on October 31.

(With inputs from ANI)

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'Today, we've got the confirmation that a delegation will be allowed to meet Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah. A 15-member delegation of NC leaders, all of them former legislators, is going to Srinagar tomorrow morning, 'National Conference leader Devender Rana said in Jammu