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Mehbooba lashes out at BJP after house-detention for third time

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Srinagar :Former Chief Minister of the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir , Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday said that she was again “detained”, third time in less than a fortnight.

Taking to her Twitter handle, the Peoples Democratic Party president said, “Illegally detained today for the third time in less than a fortnight. Too much democracy indeed,”
“If my movements are curbed due to ‘security concerns’ then why are BJP ministers allowed to campaign freely in Kashmir while I’ve been asked to wait until culmination of DDC elections?”

By “too much democracy”, Mehbooba was apparently referring to NITI AAYOG CEO Amitabh Kant’s purported remarks on Tuesday that “tough” reforms are “very difficult in the Indian context,” as “we are too much of a democracy”.

Earlier on Tuesday, Mehbooba was not allowed to move out of her residence once again by the Jammu and Kashmir administration. She was scheduled to visit Budgam to meet members of Gujjar and Bakarwal community.

In late November, Mehbooba had 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.

“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,” Mehbooba had said in a tweet.


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