“Detained Once Again”, Says Mehbooba

SRINAGAR: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday claimed she had been “detained once again” inside her residence in Srinagar by authorities.

“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?,” tweeted Mehbooba.

On Tuesday Mufti alleged that she was detained at her residence on the Gupkar road in Srinagar ahead of her visit to Central Kashmir’s Budgam district to meet with families evicted there.

The head of People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Mufti was released from preventive detention on October 13 after over 14 months following her arrest ahead of the bifurcation of the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir state into two union territories in August 2019. The UT administration revoked her detention under the Public Safety Act (PSA) after other leaders were also released in similar manner.

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