“Government Denied Passport Over National Security,” Says Mehbooba Mufti

“Government Denied Passport Over National Security,” Says Mehbooba Mufti

Mehbooba Mufti has earlier alleged that she is being targeted over her dissenting views and the government is misusing agencies like the NIA, CBI and ED.

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who was placed in detention for more than a year and is currently being investigated in a money laundering case, has been refused by the government her passport. The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chief tweeted today to say that the passport office has cited a report of Jammu and Kashmir’s Criminal Investigation Department, which has refused to give a go ahead.

“Passport Office refused to issue my passport based on CID’s report citing it as ‘detrimental to the security of India. This is the level of normalcy achieved in Kashmir since Aug 2019 that an ex Chief Minister holding a passport is a threat to the sovereignty of a mighty nation,” her tweet read.

The letter that she received from passport authorities is attached with her tweet, which says her application, made in December last year, had been forwarded for police verification, but a negative report was received.

Mehbooba Mufti has earlier alleged that she is being targeted over her dissenting views and the government is misusing agencies like the National Investigation Agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Enforcement Directorate.

Last week, after being questioned by the ED for five hours, Ms Mufti alleged that anyone opposing the current government was “hounded by trumped up charges” like sedition or money laundering.

“Dissent has been criminalised in this country. ED, CBI and NIA are being misused to silence the opposition tactically,” she said.


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