NC MPs stage protest in LS over Farooq’s detention
New Delhi, Nov
28: Two National Conference MPs on Thursday protested in Lok Sabha against the
detention of their party chief Farooq Abdullah, who is an MP from Srinagar.
The two MPs —
Hasnain Masoodi and Mohammad Akbar Lone — came to the first row of opposition
benches to lodge their protest against the continuous detention of Abdullah.
Abdullah is a senior member of the House. He has been under detention for four
months. Please do something,” Masoodi told Speaker Om Birla.
Speaker ignored their protests and continued with the proceedings of the House.
The two MPs from
Jammu and Kashmir then staged a walk out as a mark of protest.
Masoodi and Lone
registered their protest after opposition MPs staged a walk following Defence
Minister Rajnath Singh’s reply over BJP MP Pragya Thakur’s comments on Nathuram
former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, and two other former chief
ministers — Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti — have been under detention
since August 5.
detained soon after the central government announced the abrogation of the
special status given to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir under Article
370 and its bifurcation into two Union Territories.
was later detained under the stringent Public Safety Act.