Srinagar, October 15: A day after the mobile services were resumed in the Kashmir valley, the first image of the National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah surfaced on social media. Abdullah's latest picture is now doing rounds on Twitter and WhatsApp. The picture was reportedly taken when the NC delegation met him in Srinagar. With a grey beard and short hair , Abdullah looks totally different than what he used to look prior to his detention. Jammu and Kashmir: Scores of Youth Participate in Indian Army Recruitment Drive in Srinagar.
The image is shared by various journalists. Last month, reports surfaced that Abdullah had pronounced that he would not shave his beard till his release. Reports also claimed that Abdullah spends time watching Hollywood movies and working out at the gym. Along with Amar Abdullah, his father Farooq Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti were also put into house arrest after the Narendra Modi government scrapped the special status of Jammu and Kashmir by diluting the Article 370.
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— Payal Mehta/પાયલ મેહતા/ पायल मेहता/ পাযেল মেহতা (@payalmehta100) October 15, 2019
Photograph of former J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah doing rounds on WhatsApp groups in Kashmir. Seems to have been taken recently when the National Conference delegation met him in Srinagar. There is no word yet on his release by the J&K Administration or the Police. pic.twitter.com/hqs8gfayrQ
— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) October 15, 2019
The vice-president of the NC, is detained at the government guesthouse at Hari Niwas Palace in Srinagar, while People's Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mufti is placed under detention at a JKTDC-owned hut at Chashme Shahi. Initially, both the leaders were lodged at Hari Niwas Palace.
On Monday, the Jammu and Kashmir administration resumed postpaid mobile services in the Valley. The mobile services were shut down after the Centre's decision to abrogate provisions of Article 370. All postpaid services irrespective of their operator were restored. However, prepaid and internet services will remain suspended for now. The Valley has around 66 lakh mobile users out of which 40 lakh use postpaid facilities. Meanwhile, the J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik assured that internet services would also be restored soon in the Valley.