J&K: Farooq Abdullah, Omar Meet PM Modi, Apprise Him About 'panic' In The Valley

Written By Monica Aggarwal | Mumbai | Published:


  • NC delegation led by former J&K CM Farooq Abdullah and his son Omar met PM Modi on Thursday
  • The leaders apprised the Prime Minister about the prevailing situations in Jammu and Kashmir.

National Conference delegation led by former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah and his son Omar met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday at the Parliament and apprised him about the conditions in the state. 

Speaking to media after their which lasted for about 20 minutes, Omar Abdullah said the NC leaders spoke to PM Modi about the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, and urged him to not take any step, constitutionally or legally, that would trouble the prevailing situation in the state. On being questioned about what kind of steps, the Abdullah kin named Article 35A and Article 370 among other issues. 

"We only told him that the conditions of Jammu and Kashmir come under control with a lot of difficulties and then they can be disrupted quite easily. We only asked him to not to take a step constitutionally or any other way following which the conditions become worse. There are many such things which can disrupt the conditions - Article 35A, Article 370," Omar Abdullah said. 

As per reports, the delegation also urged the Prime Minister over the conduct of elections by the end of this year. 

"We discussed two issues with the prime minister. We also told him that the assembly elections should be held before the end of the year," the former J&K CM added. 

Apart from Farooq and Omar Abdullah, NC MP Hasnayin Masoodi was also a part of the delegation that met the Prime Minister.

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