Srinagar: As abrogation of Article 370 completes four years today, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti has claimed that she has been put under house-arrest with some other senior leaders of the party.
Taking to Twitter, Mehbooba Mufti said, ‘I’ve been put under house arrest along with other senior PDP leaders today. This comes after a midnight crackdown where scores of my party men are illegally detained in police stations. GOI’s false claims about normalcy to the SC stands exposed by their actions driven by paranoia.’
She further added, ‘On one hand, giant hoardings calling upon Kashmiris to ‘celebrate’ the illegal abrogation of Article 370 have been put up across Srinagar. Whereas brute force is being used to choke the actual sentiment of the people. Hope the Hon’ble SC takes cognisance of these developments at a time when Article 370 has come up for hearing.’
Farooq Abdullah’s National Conference tweeted, ‘True to form and in keeping with the clampdown on mainstream democratic activities organised by parties opposed to 5th Aug 2019, the JKNC office has been sealed by the police. No one is being allowed in or out of the office.’ It further added, ‘These steps betray the nervousness of the administration & render hollow their claims regarding great improvements in the last 4 years’.
Meanwhile, Supreme Court is also hearing petitions against the abrogation of Article 370 by the Narendra Modi-led Central government on 5 August, 2019.