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Farooq Abdullah meets Omar

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Srinagar: National Conference patron Dr Farooq Abdullah met his incarcerated son Omar Abdullah at Hariniwas Palace in Srinagar on Wednesday.
This was the second meeting between Farooq and his son Omar after the senior Abdullah was set free from detention on Friday last. He was accompanied by his wife Molly Abdullah and daughter Sofia Abdullah.
Official sources said that the 82-year-old leader had requested the Jammu and Kashmir authority for permission to see his son for the 2nd time in seven months and the same was granted, officials said, adding that the two were together for about an hour.
Sources added that Omar met his family and interacted with them for more than an hour.
Omar Abdullah is facing detention under Public Safety Act since August 5, when Government of India annulled the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. Another former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and seven other politicians including Shah Faesal, Nayeem Akhtar, Sartaj Madni, Hilal Akbar Lone, Ali Muhammad Sagar are also facing detention under Public Safety Act. (KNT)

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