Farooq Abdullah: News
Farooq Abdullah, born on October 21, 1937, in Soura, Srinagar, is a senior Indian politician and the Chairman of the Jammu & Kashmir National Conference (JKNC). He’s the son of Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah, an eminent personality in J&K politics, and the father of former J&K CM Omar Abdullah. Following in his father's footsteps, Abdullah became an active member of the JKNC founded by his father. He served three terms as the Chief Minister of the erstwhile state of Jammu & Kashmir (1982–84, 1986–90, and 1996–2002). He first assumed the post after his father's death in 1982 and was later elected to office in 1983. His government collapsed in 1984, but he was re-elected in 1986 with the Indian National Congress’s (INC) support; he held the CM post until 1990. He won the 1996 Assembly elections and became the Chief Minister once again. Also, he served as the Minister for New and Renewable Energy during 2009-14 as part of Manmohan Singh-led UPA government at the Centre. He’s a member of Lok Sabha from Srinagar. Abdullah and his party are strong campaigners for greater autonomy to Jammu & Kashmir and its special status.
15 Sep 2023Jammu And Kashmir
The joint operation of the Indian Army and Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Police to hunt down terrorists in J&K's Anantnag district, which started early Wednesday, continued on Friday.
24 Mar 2023Jammu And Kashmir
In a veiled attack on the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), National Conference MP and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Farooq Abdullah said that some people want to capitalize on the name of Lord Ram.
18 Jun 2022Jammu And Kashmir
Member Parliament and National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah on Saturday declined the opportunity to be the Opposition's presidential candidate, saying he would rather contribute to Jammu and Kashmir politically.
27 May 2022Jammu And Kashmir
Farooq Abdullah, the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, has been summoned to appear before the Enforcement Directorate in Delhi on May 31 in connection with the money-laundering investigation into the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA), The Indian Express reported.
24 Jun 2021Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday chaired an all-party meeting to discuss the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
22 Jun 2021Narendra Modi
The People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) today said its leader will take part in the all-party meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 24.
20 Jun 2021Jammu And Kashmir
The central government had on Saturday invited top political leaders from Jammu and Kashmir, including former Chief Ministers Farooq Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, for an all-party meeting on Thursday (June 24).
30 Mar 2021Coronavirus
Veteran politician and National Conference President Farooq Abdullah, who isolated himself at home on Tuesday after testing positive for COVID-19, was wished a speedy recovery by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
03 Mar 2021Supreme Court Of India
The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition seeking action against former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah.
23 Dec 2020India
Although the final results of the District Development Council (DDC) elections in Jammu and Kashmir have not been declared yet, the People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) has won big.
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Just as Enforcement Directorate (ED) questioned National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah today over alleged misappropriation of funds in the J&K Cricket Association, his party decried the move with son Omar calling it "political vendetta."
15 Oct 2020Jammu And Kashmir
Days after the People's Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti was released from her year-long detention, Jammu and Kashmir politicians floated an alliance to restore J&K's constitutional status as on before August 5, 2019.
14 Oct 2020Mehbooba Mufti
The Chief Minister of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir and chief of Peoples' Democratic Party, Mehbooba Mufti, was released from detention late last night, more than a year after the abrogation of Article 370.
24 Sep 2020India
National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah, who was the Chief Minister of the erstwhile state Jammu and Kashmir, has claimed Kashmiris would rather be ruled by the Chinese than the Indian government, a remark that will certainly spark a political slugfest.
21 Aug 2020Narendra Modi
Former Jammu & Kashmir CM and National Conference chief, Farooq Abdullah, said his party won't remain silent on the abrogation of Article 370, stripping the erstwhile state of its special status in August last year.
29 Jun 2020Article 370
On Monday, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, the most known face of Kashmir's separatist politics, quit Hurriyat Conference, an umbrella body of separatist parties formed in 1993.
07 Apr 2020Jammu And Kashmir
Former Chief Minister of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti, was on Tuesday shifted to her residence in Gupkar Road, but her detention will continue.
24 Mar 2020Jammu And Kashmir
More than seven months after he was detained, former Chief Minister of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah, was released on Tuesday.
18 Mar 2020Supreme Court Of India
The Supreme Court on Wednesday questioned the Centre on its intent to release former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.
14 Mar 2020Supreme Court Of India
A day after he was released, National Conference's Farooq Abdullah met his son Omar at the sub-jail in Srinagar where the latter has been lodged since August. They warmly embraced each other.
13 Mar 2020Jammu And Kashmir
A little over seven months later, National Conference's senior leader Farooq Abdullah was released by the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Friday.
09 Mar 2020Jammu And Kashmir
The Opposition on Monday sent a joint resolution to the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Centre demanding the immediate release of all political leaders detained in Jammu and Kashmir.
15 Feb 2020Supreme Court Of India
Shah Faesal, the first Kashmiri to attain the first position in the UPSC Examination of 2009, has been booked under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA), reports said on Saturday.
07 Feb 2020Mehbooba Mufti
The government has booked National Conference's Omar Abdullah and Peoples Democratic Party Chief Mehbooba Mufti under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA), reports said.
05 Feb 2020Lok Sabha
Exactly six months after they were detained by the Centre, two popular politicians of Jammu and Kashmir were released on Wednesday.
28 Jan 2020Tamil Nadu
In August, the BJP-led Centre put former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah under detention, fearing he might impact the "peace" in the area after the abrogation of Article 370.
25 Jan 2020Jammu And Kashmir
A top United States diplomat on Friday asked the Indian government to release the political leaders detained in Jammu and Kashmir since August.
09 Jan 2020Jammu And Kashmir
The government is taking 15 foreign envoys for a two-day trip to Jammu and Kashmir to shed light on the ground realities, five months after Article 370 was rescinded and the state bifurcated into two Union Territories.
02 Jan 2020Jammu And Kashmir
The new year has brought some good news for Jammu and Kashmir politicians who were detained at MLA hostel in Srinagar.
14 Dec 2019Jammu And Kashmir
National Conference Chairperson Farooq Abdullah's detention under the Public Safety Act (PSA) has been extended by three months.
21 Nov 2019Congress Party
In a controversial move, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Pragya Thakur has been nominated to the parliamentary consultative committee of the Ministry of Defence.
15 Oct 2019Jammu And Kashmir
On Tuesday, the police detained several women activists in Srinagar for protesting against the Centre's move to repeal Jammu and Kashmir's special status.
15 Oct 2019Jammu And Kashmir
The continued detention of politicians of Jammu and Kashmir, more than two months after Article 370 was rescinded, has raised concerns.
09 Oct 2019Article 370
On Wednesday, Congress announced that it will not participate in the Block Development Council (BDC) elections of Jammu and Kashmir.
06 Oct 2019Jammu
National Conference patriarch Farooq Abdullah and his son Omar today met a 15-member delegation of their party, led by leader Devender Singh Rana.
06 Oct 2019Jammu And Kashmir
A delegation of the National Conference (NC) will meet the senior-most leaders of the party, Farooq and Omar Abdullah, on Sunday.
16 Sep 2019Supreme Court Of India
In an unprecedented development, Farooq Abdullah, the President of National Conference (NC) and a three-time former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir has been detained under the draconian Public Safety Act (PSA), reports said on Monday.
01 Sep 2019Mehbooba Mufti
Nearly a month after being placed under house arrest, former Jammu & Kashmir chief ministers, National Conference leader Omar Abdullah and Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehooba Mufti, have been reportedly allowed to meet their families.
06 Aug 2019Lok Sabha
National Conference patriarch Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday alleged Union Home Minister Amit Shah lied in the Lok Sabha about his "detention" status.
04 Jan 2019Supreme Court Of India
Veteran National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah said on Friday the Ayodhya dispute can be solved through dialogue while emphasizing Lord Ram doesn't just belong to Hindus.
06 Sep 2018India
The Jammu & Kashmir National Conference will boycott the local body and Panchayat elections in the state unless the Center takes effective steps for protecting Article 35A of the Constitution, which is facing a legal challenge in the Supreme Court, Party President Farooq Abdullah said yesterday.
22 Aug 2018Jammu And Kashmir
Former Jammu and Kashmir CM Farooq Abdullah was reportedly heckled during Eid prayers at a mosque in Srinagar.
04 Aug 2018Jammu
A man was gunned down by security forces on Saturday for trying to forcibly enter former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah's residence.
23 May 2018Karnataka
A JD(S)-Congress coalition government headed by HD Kumaraswamy will be sworn-in later today in Karnataka at a ceremony to be attended by a galaxy of opposition leaders.
16 Jan 2018Jammu And Kashmir
National Conference (NC) chief Farooq Abdullah observed that the nation's enemy wasn't across the border. Instead, he claimed that they were amongst us, causing divisions.
31 Oct 2017Jammu And Kashmir
National conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah toughened his party's stance about J&K's special status saying that constitution guarantees autonomy to J&K. So, if talking about that is "anti-national," he "wears the badge proudly."
15 Apr 2017Jammu And Kashmir
National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah has won the Srinagar by-polls with a margin of over 9000 votes, against Peoples Democratic Party's Nazir Ahmad Khan.
08 Apr 2017Jammu
Alleged ABVP members stormed the grounds of Jammu University on April 8 and halted an inter-university football match, alleging "Kashmiri" students had disrespected the national anthem.