Mehbooba Mufti says under house arrest, calls out ‘fake claims of normalcy’

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday claimed that she has been placed under house arrest. 

She also slammed the government on ‘fake claims of normalcy in Kashmir.’

Moreover, she said that the government expresses concern regarding the rights of Afghans while denying them to Kashmiris.

“GOI expresses concern for the rights of Afghan people but wilfully denies the same to Kashmiris. Ive been placed under house arrest today because according to admin the situation is far from normal in Kashmir. This exposes their fake claims of normalcy,” Mehbooba tweeted.

After the death of separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mufti had called Kashmir an ‘open-air prison’ and criticised the Centre.

“Having turned Kashmir into an open air prison, now even the dead aren’t spared.A family isn’t allowed to mourn & bid a final farewell as per their wishes. Booking Geelani sahab’s family under UAPA shows GOI’s deep rooted paranoia & ruthlessness.This is New India’s Naya Kashmir,” Mufti tweeted on September 5.