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Karti Chidambaram Criticize Action Against Farooq Abdullah, Calls It "Nazi"
Congress leader Karti Chidambaram on Tuesday slammed the centre for charging National Conference leader and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah under the Public Safety Act.
Karti Chidambaram Criticize Action Against Farooq Abdullah, Calls It "Nazi"(File Image)
New Delhi: Congress leader Karti Chidambaram on Tuesday slammed the centre for charging National Conference leader and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah under the Public Safety Act. The PSA enables detention without trial for up to two years. "Nazi Nazi Nazi," he tweeted, reacting to the centre's move.
Since August 5, Mr. Abdullah has been under detention. He was arrested after the centre revoked Article 370 and split Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories.
News of the tough charges against Mr. Abdullah emerged after the Supreme Court sent notices to the centre and Jammu and Kashmir on Monday over a petition seeking his release.
Mr. Abdullah's friend Vaiko, a prominent politician from Tamil Nadu, filed the petition.
The former home minister Chidambaram also condemned the government's move. Mr. Chidambaram is in judicial custody in connection with the INX Media case.
"I condemn the detention of Shri Farooq Abdullah under the PSA. There is no one in Kashmir more devoted to the idea of a united India of which Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part than Shri Farooq Abdullah," a tweet from his account read.
The government had imposed a massive security clampdown in Jammu and Kashmir before scrapping Article 370. Hundreds of politicians in Jammu and Kashmir, including former Chief Ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, were either arrested or detained.
Mr. Abdullah has been charged under a section of the law that deals with public disorder, which means detention for three months up to a year without trial.
Karti, earlier this month, had called the Enforcement Directorate 'Gestapo', a secret police in Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany, after the agency arrested Congress leader DK Shivakumar in a money laundering case.
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