Articles about Farooq Abdullah
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.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday chaired an all-party meeting to discuss the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
22 Jun 2021Politics
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 2021Politics
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 2021Politics
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 2021India
The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition seeking action against former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah.
23 Dec 2020Politics
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.
19 Oct 2020Politics
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 2020Politics
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 2020Politics
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 2020Politics
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.
14 Sep 2020Politics
On the first day of the Monsoon Session, the Lok Sabha witnessed an uproar over various issues, from the removal of question hour to the rise in coronavirus numbers and a comment by Trinamool Congress leader Sougata Roy on Finance Minister.
26 Aug 2020India
The idea of the Pulwama attack of February 2019 was seeded in April 2018, when Jaish-e-Mohammed operatives crossed over the border from Pakistan, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) claimed in its 13,500-page charge-sheet filed on Tuesday.
21 Aug 2020Politics
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.
31 Jul 2020Politics
From behind barbed wires at his home in Srinagar, senior Congress leader Saifuddin Soz junked the government's claims about him not being detained, telling reporters that the Supreme Court was being fed lies.
29 Jun 2020Politics
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 2020Politics
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 2020Politics
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 2020India
The Supreme Court on Wednesday questioned the Centre on its intent to release former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.
14 Mar 2020Politics
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 2020Politics
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 2020Politics
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.
04 Mar 2020India
In a new development, the administration of newly-formed Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has lifted curbs imposed on social media, reports said on Wednesday. The speed will, however, remain restricted to 2G and these services will not be extended to pre-paid SIMs, the authorities underlined.
15 Feb 2020India
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.
10 Feb 2020India
The dossiers prepared by the administration of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir have explained why two former Chief Ministers — Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti were booked under the draconian Public Safety Act (PSA).
07 Feb 2020Politics
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 2020Politics
Exactly six months after they were detained by the Centre, two popular politicians of Jammu and Kashmir were released on Wednesday.
28 Jan 2020Politics
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 2020India
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 2020India
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 2020Politics
The new year has brought some good news for Jammu and Kashmir politicians who were detained at MLA hostel in Srinagar.
27 Dec 2019India
145 days after the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir was put under lockdown, mobile internet services were restored in Kargil district of Ladakh on Friday.
14 Dec 2019Politics
National Conference Chairperson Farooq Abdullah's detention under the Public Safety Act (PSA) has been extended by three months.
28 Nov 2019Politics
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Pragya Singh Thakur has been removed from the Parliamentary Consultative Committee of the Ministry of Defence, a day after she referred to Mahatma Gandhi's assassin, Nathuram Godse, as a "deshbhakt (patriot)" during Lok Sabha proceedings.
21 Nov 2019Politics
In a controversial move, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Pragya Thakur has been nominated to the parliamentary consultative committee of the Ministry of Defence.
29 Oct 2019India
A European Union delegation, consisting of 27 MPs, left for Jammu and Kashmir from Delhi earlier today to assess the situation in the border state, that has been under lockdown since August.
22 Oct 2019World
More than two months ago India revoked Article 370, withdrew the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and put the state under a lockdown.
15 Oct 2019India
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 2019Politics
The continued detention of politicians of Jammu and Kashmir, more than two months after Article 370 was rescinded, has raised concerns.