Syed Ali Geelani’s death triggers ‘preventive’ detentions in Kashmir

Mehbooba Mufti, a former chief minister and leader of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), was also placed under house arrest on Tuesday.

SRINAGAR — The death of former Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has triggered a spree of ‘preventive’ detentions by the J-K Police, while it claimed that the situation remained calm in the valley.

On Saturday, J-K Police stated that scores of ‘miscreants’ were taken into detention as a measure of ‘precaution’.

To ensure law and order, several preventative actions have been taken, including the arrest of dozens of miscreants thus far, police said in a statement.

Police, however, claimed in a statement that the situation in Kashmir remained peaceful, with only one minor stone pelting incident recorded in Narkara area of Budgam district.

PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti also detained

Mehbooba Mufti, the chief of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and a former chief minister, was also placed under house arrest on Tuesday.

Mehbooba has been placed under home confinement, according to a tweet. This exposes the false claims of normalcy in J-K, as per her.

She went on to say that the Indian government shows concern for Afghan citizens’ rights, yet deliberately denies the same to Kashmiris.

Mehbooba Mufti said she was placed under house arrest since the situation in Kashmir is far from normal. This debunks their (administration’s) pretended normalcy, she observed.

‘Anti-national elements trying to disrupt calm atmosphere’

Meanwhile, IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar urged the general people not to believe the rumours being deliberately disseminated by anti-national groups, particularly across the border, in order to disrupt the valley’s current calm situation.

According to the IGP, several social media sites, including Pakistan-based Kashmir Media Service, have been spreading bogus news and videos in order to incite ‘miscreants’ to cause chaos.

Even a few people in the local media and outlets have been caught disseminating false information, the IGP claimed.

“We’re keeping an eye on it, keeping records, and taking necessary measures against them,” the IGP stated further, adding that such elements are instructed not to propagate fake news without approaching law enforcement agencies.

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