Prime Minister Narendra Modi cites a "satirical website" to justify his actions against Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah, who was detained for six months. This was announced by Congress a day after Prime Minister Modi attributed a statement in parliament to the Kashmiri politician.
Mr. Abdullah's party had said the chairman of the National Conference had not said that the abolition of the former state's special status would "result in an earthquake that would separate him from India".
"Mehbooba Mufti said," India cheated on Kashmir. It seems we chose the wrong side in 1947. "Omar Abdullah said," Removing Article 370 would result in an earthquake that separates Kashmir from India. & # 39; Farooq Abdullah said, & # 39; if Article 370 is removed, there will be no one in the valley who will raise the Indian flag. "Can someone who is committed to the Indian constitution to ever accept this? "PM Modi said in parliament.
Congress mocked the prime minister and tweeted: "(PM) Modi quotes a satirical website, literally called" Faking News ", to justify his draconian acts against former J&K CM Omar Abdullah. This happens if you only have one Graduating from WhatsApp have university. "
Modi quotes a satirical website that is literally called "Faking News" to justify his draconian actions against the former J & K CM Omar Abdullah.
This happens when you only have a degree from WhatsApp University. https://t.co/SGuQS4JF3x
– Congress (@INCIndia) February 7, 2020
The statement PM Modi cited appeared to come from a satire website FakingNews.com.
"Omar Abdullah has made no such statement," spokesman Imran Dar told NDTV on Thursday.
Prime Minister Modi attacked Omar Abdullah, his father Farooq Abdullah and the leader of the People's Democratic Party, Mehbooba Mufti. These three former ministers are among several politicians who have been detained since August last year, when the government dissolved the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and divided it into two unions over their criticism of the move.
Ms. Mufti and Omar Abdullah were indicted on Thursday under the Public Security Law – a strict law that allows detention without trial for up to three months and several renewals. Farooq Abdullah, 83, was indicted under the same law in December.