Srinagar | Former Jammu and Kashmir chief ministers Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah have been detained and taken to a guest house, a night after they were imposed a house arrest.
Mehbooba Mufti has been taken to Hari Niwas – a VVIP state guest house. She was put under house arrest last night as the authorities clamped restrictions under Section 144 of CrPC.
The exact reason for their arrest is not known yet.
In a statement this morning after Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s announcement in parliament, Omar Abdullah had said, “The scrapping of Articles 370 and 35A raise fundamental questions on the State’s accession because that was done on the very terms enunciated in these Articles. The decisions are unilateral, illegal and unconstitutional and will be challenged as such by the National Conference. A long and tough battle lies ahead”.
While Mehbooba Mufti had said,”Today marks the darkest day in Indian democracy. Decision of J&K leadership to reject 2 nation theory in 1947 & align with India has backfired. Unilateral decision of GOI to scrap Article 370 is illegal & unconstitutional which will make India an occupational force in J&K”.
Home Minister Amit Shah has proposed in the Rajya Sabha to revoke Article 370 and bifurcate the state of Jammu and Kashmir into Jammu-Kashmir UT and Ladakh UT.