Highlights:

  • Omar Abdullah and his family under house arrest by authorities. 
  • Abdullah posted pictures of police vehicles outside his residence. 
  • House staff also not being let inside, added the former CM of Jammu and Kashmir. 
  • PDP President Mehboob Mufti was also placed under house arrest. 

On Sunday, Vice President Omar Abdullah of the National Conference Party stated that he and his family, including his father and Member of Parliament Farooq Abdullah, have been put under house arrest by authorities. 

The Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir taking to social media tweeted, “This is the “Naya/new J&K” after Aug 2019. We get locked up in our homes with no explanation. It’s bad enough they’ve locked my father (a sitting MP) & me in our home, they’ve locked my sister & her kids in their home as well.”

He also posted a few photographs showing police vehicles outside his residence in the Gupkar area of the city here. He also said his house staff is also not being permitted to enter the house.

In another tweet he mentioned, “Chalo, your new model of democracy means that we are kept in our homes without explanation but on top of that the staff that works in the house aren’t being allowed in and then you are surprised that I’m still angry & bitter.”

On Saturday, PDP President Mehboob Mufti too claimed that she was placed under house arrest ahead of her visit to the family of Arthar Mushtaq, who is one of the alleged militants killed in an encounter in Parimpora locality the previous year in December.

On social media she the PDP Chief claimed, “Placed under house arrest as usual for trying to visit the family of Athar Mushtaq killed allegedly in a fake encounter. His father was booked under UAPA for demanding his dead body. This the normalcy GOI wants to showcase to the EU delegation visiting Kashmir (sic).” 

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