‘New model of democracy’: Omar Abdullah claims he, his family locked up in their homes

National Conference vice president and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday claimed that he and his family, including his father and Member of Parliament Farooq Abdullah, were locked up in their house by authorities.

“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,” Omar tweeted.

Omar also posted photographs showing police vehicles outside the gates of his residence.

He also alleged that his house staff was also not being allowed inside.

“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,” Omar added.

On Saturday, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti too had claimed that she was placed under house arrest ahead of her visit to the family of Athar Mushtaq.

“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,” Mufti tweeted on Saturday.