Opposition Leaders Decry Erosion of Democracy as Kejriwal Arrested, Says Omar Abdullah

Srinagar, Mar 22 (KNS): Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah, voiced concerns over the state of democracy in India following the arrest of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

Abdullah, the vice president of National Conference highlighted a pattern of arbitrary detentions targeting opposition figures, citing recent arrests of leaders from various states.

He said that the arrest of Kejriwal comes on the heels of similar actions against prominent opposition figures, including the sitting Chief Minister of Jharkhand and his Deputy in previous instances. 

"Some weeks ago sitting CM of Jharkhand was also arrested. His Deputy even also last year. The democratic institutions of the country are gradually being eroded. We have seen new democracy in the country from last 5 to 6 years," he said.

Abdullah warned that these incidents reflect a troubling trend of diminishing democratic institutions in the country over the past five to six years.(KNS)

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