Future to be decided after all leaders are released: Farooq Abdullah

Farooq Abdullah along with his family on his first public appearance on March 13 this year after he was released from seven month detention. File Photo/ GK

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and NC patron Farooq Abdullah on Friday thanked parliamentarians who “fought for my freedom” from detention and said he will be able to take a decision on future only after other leaders are released.

“I am free… Hope others political leaders would be released soon. Thank all parliamentarians who fought for my freedom. Will be able to take decision on future only after other leaders are released,” he said.

Abdullah was under detention since August 5 last year when the Centre abrogated the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated it into two union territories.

He was the first chief minister against whom the Public Safety Act was invoked.

The stringent Act was slapped against him on September 15, hours before the Supreme Court was to hear a petition by MDMK leader Vaiko who claimed that Abdullah was illegally detained.