- Mehbooba Mufti tweeted saying that the administration informed her that the situation in Kashmir is far from normal.
- She stated that the government is concerned about Afghans’ rights while denying them to Kashmiris.
- The police denied the claim and said the PDP leader has been asked not to visit Kulgam today for security concerns.
Mehbooba Mufti, the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, tweeted today that she is under house arrest and that the government’s “false promises of normalcy” have been exposed. Ms Mufti was denied permission to travel to Kulgam in south Kashmir.
The People’s Democractic Party (PDP) chief posted via her twitter handle saying, “The Government of India expresses concern for the rights of Afghan people but willfully denies the same to Kashmiris.” She added, “I’ve been placed under house arrest today because according to the administration the situation is far from normal in Kashmir. This exposes their fake claims of normalcy.”
GOI expresses concern for the rights of Afghan people but wilfully denies the same to Kashmiris. Ive been placed under house arrest today because according to admin the situation is far from normal in Kashmir. This exposes their fake claims of normalcy. pic.twitter.com/m6sR9vEj3S— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) September 7, 2021
Ms Mufti posted a photo of her house’s closed gate and an armoured truck stationed nearby.
According to the police, the PDP leader has been asked not to visit Kulgam today for security concerns.
“We need to deploy a lot of security in the area since Ms Mufti is a Z+ category protectee. We have not placed her under house arrest. She was just told not to come today,” a senior police official said.
Ms Mufti’s claim comes as the Jammu and Kashmir police department said that most restrictions have been lifted and internet access has been restored in the region. Following the death of separatist hardliner Syed Ali Shah Geelani, the restrictions were enforced.
Syed Ali Shah Geelani, 91, died on Wednesday and was buried hours later near his house in Srinagar under strong security to prevent any protests or mosque gatherings.
Security personnel were positioned in sensitive areas, and numerous roads were closed.
“Most of the restrictions are eased including the Internet and situation is fully normal in both regions of Kashmir and Jammu but under close watch,” the J&K police tweeted.
According to them, police head Dilbagh Singh complimented the police, army, and paramilitary for their “highly professional handling of the ground situation” over the past 5 days.