‘Illegallly detained for third time in less than fortnight’; says Mehbooba Mufti

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and People’s Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday said that she had been put under house arrest yet again.

“Illegally detained today for the third time in less than a fortnight. Too much democracy indeed. If my movements are curbed due to ‘security concerns’ then why are BJP ministers allowed to campaign freely in Kashmir while Ive been asked to wait until culmination of DDC elections?” Mehbooba tweeted.

On Tuesday Mufti said that she was prevented from moving out of her residence to meet the families evicted from their homes.

She criticised the government, accusing it of illegally detaining her without providing any reason.

“Government of India was using illegal detention as a method to muzzle the opposition,” the former chief minister said.

“GOI wants to continue inflicting oppression & zulm on the people of J&K without any questions asked,” she added.