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Domicile law illegal, unconstitutional: Farooq Abdullah

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Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Sunday said that the domicile law is both “unconstitutional” and “illegal”.

Speaking to reporters in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district, he said he is going to oppose anything that is unconstitutional. “We are united against everything they have done, it is illegal, unconstitutional. How do you think I am going to accept something what is unconstitutional,” he said.

On the ongoing current standoff between India and China at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh, Abdullah said that war is no solution to resolve the disputes between the countries. “India-China or India-Pakistan, the only future is talks, war is not a solution,” he emphasised.

Abdullah along with two other former chief ministers — his son Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti — were detained after the abrogation of Article 370 on 5 August 2019. The Public Safety Act was slapped on all three of them. His PSA was revoked and he was released in March this year.

 “God has given me the strength that I needed in these eight months that I stayed in,” he said.

With agency inputs

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