Former IoK CM Mehbooba Mufti arrested, taken to state guest house

President of the Jammu & Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former chief minister of the Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK) Mehbooba Mufti was on Monday taken to a state guest house after being placed under house arrest in wake of Indian government signed an order revoking the special status granted to Indian-occupied Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution.

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Omar Abdullah, Vice-President of National Conference and former chief minister of Jammu & Kashmir, was also arrested.

After being placed under house arrest Sunday night following a lockdown in IoK by the Indian government, Mufti was today taken to Hari Niwas – a VVIP state guest house.

Earlier today, Mufti slammed the Indian decision to revoke Article 370 by terming the day darkest in Indian democracy. “Decision of Jammu and Kashmir leadership to reject two-nation theory in 1947 & align with India has backfired. Unilateral decision of Government of India to scrap Article 370 is illegal & unconstitutional which will make India an occupational force in J&K,” she said in first of many tweets.

“It will have catastrophic consequences for the subcontinent. The government of India’s intentions are clear. They want the territory of J&K by terrorising its people. India has failed Kashmir in keeping its promises,” she added in another tweet.

“GOIs intention is clear & sinister. They want to change the demography of the only Muslim majority state in India, disempower Muslims to the extent where they become second class citizens in their own state.

“The way some sections of media & civil society are celebrating these developments with glee is disgusting & disconcerting,” she further added.

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