Mehbooba Mufti, leader of PDP (People’s Democratic Party) and Omar Abdullah, leader of NC (National Conference) based in Jammu and Kashmir allegedly claimed that they were put under ‘house arrest’ by the local police authorities. According to the duo, all of this happened before Supreme Court gave its decision on Section 370A in Kashmir. In a tweet, the PDP said the police had sealed the doors of Mufti’s residence before the Article 370 verdict was announced.
However, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha refuted the claims that Mufti and Omar Abdullah had been put under house arrest and called them “baseless”.
“This is totally baseless. No one has been put under house arrest or arrested due to political reasons in Jammu and Kashmir. It is an attempt to spread rumours,” he said.
The Jammu and Kashmir Police clarified that there were no orders to put leaders under “any kind of arrest” in the wake of the Supreme Court’s verdict on Article 370. The police said no restrictions were in place and there was normalcy in the Union Territory.