Peoples Democratic Party President, Mehbooba Mufti Sunday said that the detained sons of late Hurriyat leader Ashraf Sehrai have been booked under Public Safety Act (PSA).
Taking to her Twitter handle, the former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir while hitting out at New Delhi said, “PSA is GOI’s go to method for every problem. Latest example being Ashraf Sehrai’s sons who lost their father in custody due to inadequate medical care & have been arrested under PSA. In rest of India dead are being ill-treated but in Kashmir its the living who are made to suffer,” she tweeted.
Mehbooba while reacting over the arrest of a Kashmir Artist for his pro-Palestine graffiti Sunday said that ‘expressing solidarity with Palestine is no crime.’
In a series of tweets, she further said, “People all over the world are protesting against the atrocities committed by Israel on Palestine. But in Kashmir its a punishable offence where an artist is booked under PSA and a preacher is arrested simply for expressing solidarity with Palestinians.”
Pertinently, Jammu and Kashmir Police have arrested an artist Mudasir Gul and 20 others during raids for drawing pro-Palestine paintings in Padshahi Bagh area of Srinagar city.
Mehbooba Mufti further wrote that: “Kashmir is an open air prison where people’s thoughts are being monitored & they are punished for it. There is no outlet left to express one’s opinion & this is a deliberate attempt to push Kashmiris to the wall.”