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Omar Abdullah steps out into ‘very different world’

Covid-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh rose to 20 on Tuesday as three more people tested positive in the Valley
Omar Abdullah with his father and National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah and his mother Molly Abdullah in Srinagar after he was freed from detention.

Muzaffar Raina   |   Srinagar   |   Published 24.03.20, 10:00 PM

Former chief minister Omar Abdullah walked free on Tuesday after nearly eight months in captivity, only to find himself in a “very different world” where fighting the deadly coronavirus seemed to be his priority.

Omar, arrested hours ahead of the August 5 decision to scrap Jammu and Kashmir’s special status as a state, was released soon after the newly created Union Territory’s administration quashed his detention under the Public Safety Act.

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“It’s a very different world today to the one that existed on 5th August 2019,” he tweeted.

Covid-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh rose to 20 on Tuesday as three more people tested positive in the Valley.

“We are fighting a battle of life and death,” Omar told reporters.



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