Personal Liberty Treated As Favour By Govt: Omar
Srinagar, Nov 27 (GNS): Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mehbooba Mufti on Friday said she was “placed under house arrest”, a charge denied by the police.
“PDP leader Ms Mehbooba Mufti is not under house arrest. She was requested to #postpone her visit to #Pulwama purely due to #security reasons. @JmuKmrPolice,” the police said in a tweet.
Earlier in the day, Mufti claimed that she and her daughter, Iltija Mufti, were placed under house arrest and not allowed to visit the Pulwama residence of party leader Waheed Parra, who was arrested by the NIA earlier this week for allegedly conspiring with militants to get their support during the 2019 parliamentary elections.
“I’ve been illegally detained yet again. Since two days, J&K admin has refused to allow me to visit @parawahid’s family in Pulwama. BJP Ministers & their puppets are allowed to move around in every corner of Kashmir but security is a problem only in my case,” the former chief minister said in a tweet.
Hours later, Mehbooba also said that the journalists were barred by the authorities from entering her residence in Srinagar.
“Press has been barred from entering my residence in Srinagar. This despite no written orders explaining my arbitrary detention. Kashmir is an open air prison where no one has the right to express their opinion,” Mehbooba wrote on Twitter.
Meanwhile, National Conference (NC) vice president and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said personal liberty is treated as a favour by the government “with no interference from the judiciary.”
Reacting to the alleged house arrest of Mehbooba Mufti, Omar took to twitter and wrote: “Parking a truck in front of our gates is now standard operating procedure for this admin. They did the same to my father recently to stop him from praying. Personal liberty is treated as a favour by the govt, to give & withdraw at will, with no interference from the judiciary”. (GNS)