New Delhi- National conference president Farooq Abdullah Monday attend the Monsoon Session of Parliament for the first time after a gap of more than a year since the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.
The veteran politician from the Kashmir valley was under detention during the last two sessions, during which several opposition leaders had demanded the government allow him to attend the proceedings.
The parliament member from Srinagar constituency is keen to raise the Jammu and Kashmir issue during this session, NC leaders said.
On August 5 last year, a bill for re-organisation of Jammu and Kashmir was tabled in Parliament and the 82-year-old was taken into preventive custody.
Later, in September that year he was booked under the stringent Pubic Safety Act (PSA), which the government revoked in March this year.
The 18-day Monsoon Session, which began Monday, will last till October 1. The last session was short-terminated on March 25, following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
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