Placed under house arrest, prohibited from traveling to Shopian: Mehbooba

PDP President Mehbooba Mufti said she had plans to visit the home of the Kashmiri Pandit, who was attacked by militants near Chotigam last week

People’s Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti claimed on Tuesday that she was prevented from traveling to Shopian and placed under house arrest.

The former prime minister of Jammu and Kashmir said she was planning to visit the home of the Kashmiri Pandit, who was attacked by militants in Chotigam last week.

“Placed under house arrest today because I wanted to visit the family of the Kashmiri pandit attacks in Shopian. GOI is deliberately spreading false propaganda about Kashmiri mainstream and Muslims responsible for pandit exodus and does not want this false distribution story to be exposed, “Mehbooba tweeted as she posted photos of police cars outside her home.

“It does not take genius to figure out who will benefit politically by deepening mistrust and seeds of division and hatred,” she said in another tweet.

On April 4, Bal Krishnan, a shopkeeper of Kashmiri Pandit in the village of Chotigam, was critically injured after militants opened fire on him near his residence. He was rushed to an army hospital in Srinagar where he is undergoing treatment.

He ran a pharmacy shop in the village and his family had never migrated from Kashmir.

Earlier also, the PDP chief was placed under house arrest and prevented from traveling to various parts of Kashmir.

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