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Dr Farooq to attend his first parliament session after withdrawal of JK special status

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New Delhi: Lok Sabha MP and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Dr Farooq Abdullah arrived here Sunday to attend the Monsoon Session which is beginning today, his first Parliament appearance after the abrogation of provisions of Article 370.

The National Conference president is likely to be in focus since he was under detention during the last two sessions, during which several opposition leaders had demanded the government allow him to attend the proceedings.

The veteran politician from the Kashmir valley 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.

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