Srinagar: Former chief minister Omar Abdullah turned 50 on Tuesday and spent the day at Hari Niwas here where he has been under detention for the last seven months.

Detained under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA), Omar had a quiet day in the sub-jail not far from his residence on Gupkar road. His mother, sisters and some other members of the family met him for sometime in the afternoon.
His father and five-time chief minister Farooq Abdullah, himself a PSA detainee, could not meet his son on his special day.
Both Abdullahs have been in detention since August 5 following abrogation of special status and bifurcation of erstwhile state into two union territories.
On his 50th birthday, the Twitter handle of Omar saw a message from his sister Sara Abdullah Pilot who said she would be temporarily managing the account.
“Temporarily looked after by Sara Abdullah Pilot to keep track of my brother’s mentions & DMs. Will restore the a/c to its original owner as soon as he’s out,” the bio on Omar’s account reads.
Shiv Sena leader Priyanka Chaturvedi, actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha and NCP Lok Sabha member Supriya Sule were among those who greeted Omar on his birthday on social networking site.