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Domicile law illegal, unconstitutional: Farooq

Farooq Abdullah after inaugurating an ice-cream parlour in Srinagar on June 27, 2020 in what was his first public appearance post him being released from detention (File photo: KM/Umar Ganie)

Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Sunday said that the domicile law is unconstitutional and illegal.

Speaking to reporters in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district, he said he is not going to accept anything that is unconstitutional.


“We are united against everything they have done, it is illegal, unconstitutional. How do you think I am going to accept something that is unconstitutional,” Farooq said.

Taking about the current stand-off between India and China at the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh, he said war is no solution to resolve the disputes between the countries.

“India-China or India-Pakistan, the only future is talks, war is not a solution,” he said.

Farooq Abdullah along with two other former chief ministers — his son Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti were detained after the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5, 2019. Public Safety Act or the PSA was slapped on all three of them. His PSA was revoked and he was released in March.

“God has given me the strength that I needed in these eight months that I stayed in,” he said. (IANS inputs)