'What's the security deal? Does he need permission every time he wants to leave his house?' asked former J-K CM Omar Abdullah as he took a dig at the UT's Principal Secretary Rohit Kansal for claiming Saifuddin was not under detention.
There were speculations over restoration of statehood to Jammu and Kashmir by August 15 after Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad's met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urged him to restore the previous status
Some political observers feel the Abdullahs are using the Coronavirus as a cover. If the pandemic had not hit India and the world, they would have been under pressure to explain their position to the people of Jammu and Kashmir.