New Delhi: As the entire nation enters a three-week lockdown in a bid to contain the spread of deadly coronavirus, it has been an ongoing buzzword to compare the current situation with Jammu and Kashmir, that had faced a complete lockdown, with no internet, after the abrogation of Article 370. Also Read - Amid Coronavirus Lockdown, Telangana Govt Announces 75% Salary Cut For Employees
The situation soon turned into meme fest with the release of former J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. Also Read - Coronavirus Pandemic: Confirmed Cases Climb to 1251, Total Deaths Now at 32 | Top Developments
Taking a humourous spin on the shutdown, Abdullah marked his return to the social media world sharing one such meme on his Twitter handle that mocked the timing of his release, from one lockdown to another. Also Read - Fact Check: No, Financial Year Has Not Been Extended by 3 Months
“These are serious & scary times so a little humour doesn’t hurt,” he wrote, in a witty return to Twitter after months of detention.
The National Conference leader was released on Tuesday morning after over seven months following an administration order to free him from detention in the Valley.
Omar, along with several other J&K leaders, were detained the night before August 5 last year, when the Centre revoked Article 370 and bifurcated the state into two Union Territories.
Notably, on March 13, the J&K administration had revoked the Public Safety Act (PSA) against Omar Abdullah’s father Farooq Abdullah. “I can’t believe I’m free. I hope everybody else is released too,” Farooq Abdullah had said after his release.