Mehbooba shifted to her Gupkar residence, kept under house detention | KNO

Her residence declared 'subsidiary jail', Omar demands her release, Iltija says Mufti will approach stakeholders for joint strategy
Mehbooba shifted to her Gupkar residence, kept under house detention | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, Apr 07 (KNO): After over seven months of incarceration, the former chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief, Mehbooba Mufti was on Tuesday shifted to her Gupkar residence where she has been kept under house detention. Her Gupkar residence has been declared as a subsidiary jail. Officials told wire service—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that Mehbooba has been shifted to her residential place in Gupkar and has been kept under house detention. She was detained on August 5, last year, when the government in centre abrogated the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the erstwhile State into two Union Territories including J&K and Ladakh. Meanwhile, the government has declared Fairview Gupkar as a ‘subsidiary jail’. "In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (b) of section 2 of the Prisoners Act, 1990, the government hereby declares Fairview, Gupkar Road, Srinagar as "Subsidiary Jail"," an order issued by Principal Secretary to Government, Shaleen Kabra, reads. Meanwhile, former chief minister and National Conference vice president, Omar Abdullah in his tweet said that Mehbooba must be released fully. "@MehboobaMufti must be set free. Shifting her home while continuing to keep her detained is a cop out," Omar tweeted. Later, Mufti’s daughter Iltija Mufti, who is currently using her mother’s twitter handle stated that her mother after being shifted to her residence was not even allowed to talk to the media persons, asking is Government of India (GoI) scared that she’ll articulate her views on illegal abrogation of Article 370. “Ms Mufti is home but still booked under PSA. Media wasn’t given access to her at all despite waiting for hours. Is GOI scared that she’ll articulate her views on illegal abrogation of Article 370? Time doesn’t change facts or erase a betrayal etched in memory,” Iltija tweeted. “When restrictions are finally lifted on Ms Mufti, she will approach all stakeholders for a joint strategy to move forward. She will also speak to the press about her views on what transpired post 5th August,” Iltija tweeted from her mother’s twitter handle. She further said that her mother has urged the Government of India to release all the detainees including political leadership who are lodged in and outside Jammu and Kashmir. “Meanwhile, Ms Mufti urges GOI to immediately release all detainees including political leadership jailed in & outside J&K immediately,” she tweeted—(KNO)