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India arrests senior Kashmir leader under controversial law

India arrests senior Kashmir leader under controversial law
Monday 16
7:6 2019

NEW DELHI — Police say a senior pro-India politician and member of the Indian parliament has been arrested in Indian-controlled Kashmir under a controversial law that allows authorities to imprison someone for up to two years without charge or trial. Farooq Abdullah, 81, also the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, was arrested Monday under the Public Safety Act at his residence in Srinagar, the summer capital of the disputed region. Muneer Khan, a top police official, says “a committee will decide how long the arrest will be.” Abdullah’s residence has been declared as a subsidiary jail since Aug. ...

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Summary: Police say a member of India’s Parliament has been arrested in Indian-controlled Kashmir under a controversial law that allows authorities to imprison someone for up to two years without charge or trial

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