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Jammu National Conference leaders allowed to meet Farooq and Omar Abdullah

The Jammu leaders will fly to Srinagar on Sunday

By PTI in Srinagar
  • Published 5.10.19, 5:19 PM
  • Updated 5.10.19, 5:19 PM
  • a min read
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National Conference president Farooq Abdullah in Srinagar in April. AP file photo

A delegation of the National Conference from Jammu has been granted permission by the Jammu and Kashmir administration to meet party president Farooq Abdullah and vice-president Omar Abdullah, currently under detention, in Srinagar on Sunday.

"The delegation led by provincial president Devender Singh Rana and comprising former party legislators will fly from Jammu tomorrow morning," National Conference spokesperson Madan Mantoo said. Rana had sought permission from governor Satya Pal Malik.

Mantoo said the decision to meet the Abdullahs was taken at an emergent meeting of senior functionaries and district presidents of the Jammu province two days ago, soon after restrictions on the movement of Jammu-based National Conference leaders were lifted.

Farooq, 81, is under house arrest while son Omar is detained in a state guest house.