Mehbooba claims police not allowing her to visit family of minor killed in Srinagar ‘gunfight’

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Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday claimed that she was placed under house arrest ahead of her visit to the family of Athar Mushtaq, one of the three youth killed in a gunfight in Parimpora locality here in December last year.

Taking to her Twitter handle, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister said, “Placed under house arrest as usual for trying to visit the family of Athar Mushtaq killed allegedly in a fake encounter. His father was booked under UAPA for demanding his dead body. This the normalcy GOI wants to showcase to the EU delegation visiting Kashmir (sic),”

She also uploaded a video of her interaction with her security staff at her ”Fairview” residence in the Gupkar area in Srinagar.

“This reign of suppression & terror in Kashmir is the unvarnished & unpalatable truth that GOI wants to hide from the rest of the country. A 16 year old is killed & then hurriedly buried denying his family the right & chance to perform his last rites (sic),” she said in another tweet.

In the video, when Mehbooba asks security officials why she was being stopped from visiting Pulwama, they tell her “there is a security problem”.

She said she was being stopped from visiting different areas of the Valley without being informed about the reasons.

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