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Mufti says she was prevented from visiting Kishtwar

india Updated: Aug 11, 2013 17:35 IST

PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti was on Sunday prevented from leaving her residence for a visit to communal violence-hit Kishtwar district in Jammu region by authorities.

"A police team has been deployed outside the main gate of my residence and we are not being allowed to leave the premises," Mehbooba told PTI.

The PDP president said she along with some other party colleagues wanted to visit Kishtwar town, which has been hit by communal violence since Eid on Friday.

"My cavalcade has been stopped from reaching here (Gupkar residence of Mehbooba). Only my personnel security officer has been allowed to come in," she said.

The PDP president said she had a duty towards the people of the state as she is the leader of the opposition in the state assembly.

"I have some duty towards the people as leader of opposition. Our visit to the area was with the aim of calming the frayed tempers. We are a responsible party," she added.

Senior police officials refused to comment on the move to restrict the movement of the PDP president.