Detentions continue in Kashmir
According to reports, 400 leaders have been arrested in the valley so far. These include separatists, mainstream leaders, businessmen and professors.
After the scrapping of special status under Article 370 for Jammu and Kashmir, political leaders are still under detention in Kashmir. According to media reports, 400 leaders have been arrested so far.
These include businessmen, a professor, heads of regional parties and separatist leaders.
A newspaper report said that businessmen Shakeel Kalander and Mubin Shah had been arrested, and kept in the Central Jail. Another businessman Yasin Khan has also been arrested. Khan is head of the Kashmir Economic Alliance. Hamida Naeem, head of the Kashmir Centre for Social and Development Studies, has been detained. Her husband and separatist leader Naeem Khan is already in jail
At the same time, according to India Today, police placed under house arrest Chaudhary Lal Singh who came from Jammu region on Wednesday night. It is being said that this action has been taken as a precaution.
The former Chief Ministers of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah, are under detention. It is alleged that Farooq Abdullah is also under house arrest. However, Home Minister Amit Shah denied this. The Home Minister told the Lok Sabha on Tuesday that Abdullah himself did not want to leave his house.
Farrukh Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti holding a press conference after an all-party meeting in Srinagar last Sunday (photo-PTI)
Meanwhile, it was reported that today Congress leader and Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad would visit Srinagar. According to the Indian Express, he will be sent back from the airport.
[Autotranslated from Hindi]