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‘Illegally detained’, stopped from leaving home, says Mehbooba Mufti

Mufti was scheduled to visit Budgam to meet families evicted from their forest dwellings.

Written by Bashaarat Masood | New Delhi | Updated: December 9, 2020 1:07:17 am
Mufti claimed that she was detained before her visit to Budgam

Former J&K chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday said that the police “once again” prevented her from leaving her house.

Mufti was scheduled to visit Budgam to meet families evicted from their forest dwellings.

As Mufti was to leave her Fairview residence in Srinagar, the gates were locked, the PDP stated.

“PDP president Mehbooba Mufti was illegally detained at her residence in Srinagar and not allowed to move out,” the party said in a release. “The police and civil officers on the spot cited ‘ooper ke orders’ (orders from above) for this illegal move”.

“Illegal detention has become GOIs favourite go to method for muzzling any form of opposition,” Mufti tweeted.

“I’ve been detained once again because I wanted to visit Budgam where hundreds of families were evicted from their homes. GOI wants to continue inflicting oppression & zulm on the people of J&K without any questions asked.”.

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