Jammu and Kashmir political leader and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti has claimed that she is under house arrest by the Government of India. As per her claims, the administration has told her that situation is far from normalcy in Kashmir.
Earlier on Monday, Mehbooba lashed out at the government for not allowing separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s family to conduct his final rites in daylight. The family confirmed that Gilani’s burial planned at night after the administration’s appeal. Later, they changed their mind.
In a tweet, the Mufti wrote, “The Government of India is concerned about civilian rights in Afghanistan. However, Kashmiris are denied the same right. I’ve been placed under house arrest today because the situation in Kashmir, according to the administration, is far from normal. This calls into question claims of normalcy”. The police has not issued any statements in response to Mehbooba Mufti’s claim of “home arrest.”
However, the police have said most of the restrictions have been eased, even the internet has resumed and the situation is fully normal in Jammu and Kashmir. Restrictions and suspension of internet and mobile services were imposed immediately after the demise of Seperatist leader Geelani.