According to media reports, Indian Forces have arrested former Occupied Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah under the Public Safety Act.
Abdullah, who has been under house arrest since early August, can now be held in detention by India for a period of up to two years without a trial, suggest reports. His son, Omar Abudllah, is under house arrest too. Indian media has also reported that, the Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Centre on a plea over the detention of former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah.
Other high ranking politicians, including former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti and the mayor of capital Srinagar, are also under house arrest by Indian security forces to quash dissent against the move.
Meanwhile, Kashmir valley and parts of Jammu region continued to remain under military siege for 43rd consecutive day, today with all shops, markets and business establishments closed while public transport off the roads. Besides, communication services including mobile, internet and TV channels are snapped from 5th of August, the day India scrapped Kashmir’s special status. A majority of people are not timely informed about the death of their loved ones because of the military clampdown.
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17 November, 2019