Both police and election commissioner have denied that former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti was detained and said that only she was advised not to move to the villages of Pulwama which are highly volatile.
But Mehbooba Mufti claimed in her tweets that she was not only detained but even the press conference scheduled by her was not allowed by police as they did not allow the journalists to enter her residence.
Recently Jammu and Kashmir state election commissioner KK Sharma said PDP president Mehbooba Mufti has not been detained and that police had advised her not to undertake the journey to Pulwama in view of “security risk”.
The former chief minister said she was not allowed to visit the Pulwama residence of party leader Waheed Parra who was arrested by the NIA in connection with the Devender Singh case of separatism. She said her daughter was also put under house arrest, though police did not say anything about Iltija.
In a series of tweets, Mehbooba Mufti said that Kashmir was an “open air prison” where no one has the right to express their opinion. Though the election commissioner has denied such claims but PAGD has recently said that their candidates were not being allowed to campaign freely and most of them were detained by the authorities in the name of security allowing the BJP and other candidates to move in the same areas freely?