The central government on Saturday has extended the detention of Farooq Abdullah, the former Chief Minister Jammu & Kashmir and National Conference MP by three months. In the line of the decision taken under the Public Safety Act, Farooq Abdullah would continue to remain at his residence that has been declared a sub-jail at Srinagar Gupkar road. The officials stated that the detention case was reviewed by the advisory board of the Home department of the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir which recommended the extension of his detention. Abdullah was among the leaders and activists who were detained on August 5 when the centre abrogated Article 370 including Farooq Abdullah’s son Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti. Many leaders from across the country condemned the government’s decision against the senior leader like Farooq Abdullah who served as the Chief Minister for three years. While the National Conference termed most unfortunate & undemocratic, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee called it an unconstitutional step.