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Mehbooba Mufti claims she is under house arrest, says Kashmir situation far from normal

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister posts on Twitter pictures of a security force vehicle blocking the main gate of her Gupkar residence

Our Bureau, PTI Srinagar Published 07.09.21, 02:53 PM
Mehbooba Mufti.

Mehbooba Mufti. File picture

PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday claimed that she has been placed under house arrest, and said the move has exposed the government's claims of normalcy.

The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister also posted on Twitter pictures of a security force vehicle blocking the main gate of her Gupkar residence here.

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"Ive (I have) been placed under house arrest today because according to admin(istration) the situation is far from normal in Kashmir. This exposes their fake claims of normalcy," she tweeted.

She also hit out at the Centre alleging that while the Government of India was expressing concern for the rights of people in Afghanistan, the same were denied to Kashmiris.

"GOI expresses concern for the rights of Afghan people but wilfully denies the same to Kashmiris," the PDP leader charged.

Meanwhile, Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police Dilbag Singh on Tuesday complimented the cops, Central Armed Paramilitary Forces and the Army for handling the situation professionally following the death of Geelani.

"The DGP has complimented the police, CAPF and Army deployments for highly professional handling of ground situation over the last five days. Special restraint shown by police and security forces and a very responsible conduct of the local people especially the youth is highly appreciated," a police spokesperson said.

Singh said all stakeholders have to move together in strengthening peace.

"We have to move forward together to strengthen peace, identifying the enemies of peace and weaning out mischievous elements, and strictly deal with them under law," he added.

The DGP said most of the restrictions in the valley have been eased, including internet curbs.

"The situation is fully normal in both regions of Kashmir and Jammu, but under close watch," he said.

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