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Free After 8 Months of Detention, Omar Abdullah Says He Has Quarantine Survival Tips

Photo posted by former J&K CM Omar Abdullah following his release from detention on Tuesday. (Twitter/@OmarAbdullah)

Photo posted by former J&K CM Omar Abdullah following his release from detention on Tuesday. (Twitter/@OmarAbdullah)

Within hours of being released from detention, Omar was back on Twitter where he posted a photograph with his parents, thanked political leaders and family for their support.

Sana Fazili
  • Last Updated: March 24, 2020, 3:49 PM IST
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After being in detention for nearly eight months, former J&K chief minister Omar Adullah was released on Tuesday. He was among the three former CMs of J&K who were put under house arrest on August 5 after the Centre abrogated Article 370 which accorded special status to the erstwhile state.

Within hours of being released from detention, Omar was back on Twitter where he posted a photograph with his parents, thanked political leaders and family for their support. Apart from these tweets, he struck the humourous cord with his tweet on surviving quarantine and lockdown.

"On a lighter note if anyone wants tips on surviving quarantine or a lock down I have months of experience at my disposal, perhaps a blog is in order," he tweeted.

Omar has always been active on Twitter, but was off the social media and micro-blogging website after he was put under detention and subsequently booked under Public Safety Act. While his father and former CM Farooq Abdullah was released on March 14, PDP chief and former CM Mehbooba Mufti is still under detention. The three former CMs and hundreds of other political leaders were detained in August last year after the abrogation of Article 370.

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