Jammu & Kashmir

Mehbooba Mufti put under ‘house arrest’, barred from visiting Gujjar families being evicted in Budgam, says daughter Iltija Mufti

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti has been put under house arrest at her Gupkar residence as she wanted to visit hilly areas of central Kashmir’s Budgam district where Gujjar families are being evicted by the authorities, said Iltija Mufti, the daughter of former JK chief minister on Tuesday.

Ilitija said that the PDP chief intended to visit remote areas of Budgam district where Gujjar families are being evicted. “But a heavy contingent of police and paramilitary forces reached our Gupkar residence and locked the main entry gate,” Iltija said.

“Mehboobaji is a politician, and has a right to go wherever she wishes,” Iltija said, adding that her mother even told police that she will take her private vehicle to reach Budgam, but instead she was not allowed to venture out.”

“On one hand, BJP politicians are given full security cover and other facilities to undertake a journey of their choice and on the other, Mehboobaji has been caged at her home,” Iltija said adding that the government wants to continue its “oppressive and disruptive actions here and anyone who even tries to talk about these issues isn’t allowed to do so.”

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