In yet another effort to extend the detention of Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, under the Public Safety Act (PSA), the Government has leveled fresh charges against Farooq Abdullah including three FIRs and 16 diary entries made in police stations across the Kashmir Valley.
The FIRs cover mentions of statements that he had made around article 370 and 35A in recent years to spark feud against India. While two FIRs have been launched in Srinagar, one has been lodged in Delhi.
One of the charges against Mr. Abdullah said that he misused his “freedom of speech” by inticing violence in the valley. He also “misused his political power” by asking people to pick up arms, charges added.
The chargesheet said Mr. Abdullah had warned the citizens of the valley that the Centre’s move to revoke the special status is a hoax to change the demography of the Muslim majority State. He, reportedly, earlier in 2018 gave statements against the sovereignty of India by “saying Pakistan Occupied Kashmir was an integral part of Pakistan.”