Daughter seeks information on Mehbooba’s arrest


Observer Report


Mehbooba Mufti’s daughter, Iltija, took to Twitter on Friday to relay her detained mother’s concerns over the number of arrests and detentions that have taken place in India-occupied Kashmir since New Delhi decided to strip it of its autonomous status on August 5. Mufti, a former chief minister of occupied Kashmir, was first placed under house arrest — the night before the revocation of Article 370 that granted Kashmir its special status — and subsequently arrested the day of the move.
According to a notice issued to Mufti, the Jammu and Kashmir People’s Democratic Party chief, she has been detained because her activities “are likely to cause breach of peace”.
Iltija, operating Mufti’s account “with due authorisation” since access has not been provided to the Kashmiri leader, tweeted images of a letter sent to the home secretary on behalf of her mother, requesting information pertaining to the arrests and detentions, as well as the number of districts under prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Indian Criminal Procedure Code.

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