Abdullah's presence is also likely to bring focus back to Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti's continued detention. While most of the mainstream political leaders from Jammu and Kashmir have been released, including Farooq and his son Omar Abdullah, on March 13 and March 24, 2020, Mufti continues to be held under the Public Safety Act (PSA).
The last parliamentary session was cut short on March 25 following the spread of the deadly Covid-19 disease. The government has decided to do away with the Question Hour and instead only written replies will be given in the Monsoon Session which will hold 36 sittings -- 16 each for both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha -- without Saturday and Sunday break.
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