Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti.(PTI File)
Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti.(PTI File)

Kashmir: Mehbooba Mufti, daughter allegedly put under house arrest

The Peoples Democratic Party chief alleged she was not allowed to meet the family of detained party leader Waheed Parra
By Mir Ehsan | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 04:38 PM IST

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti was detained by Jammu and Kashmir Police and was not allowed to visit South Kashmir’s Pulwama to meet the family of senior PDP leader Waheed Parra, who was arrested by the national investigating agency (NIA) earlier this week.

“Ive been illegally detained yet again. Since two days, J&K admin has refused to allow me to visit @parawahid ’s family in Pulwama. BJP Ministers & their puppets are allowed to move around in every corner of Kashmir but security is a problem only in my case,” Mufti tweeted on Friday morning.

Mufti said that her daughter Iltija Mufti has also been placed under house arrest. “Their cruelty knows no bounds. Waheed was arrested on baseless charges & I am not allowed to even console his family. Even my daughter Iltija has been placed under house arrest because she also wanted to visit Waheed’s family,” she said, adding that she will address a press conference on Friday.

However, in the afternoon when media persons arrived at her home, police didn’t allow them to go inside the Fairview Guest House -- the official accommodation of the PDP president.

“Press has been barred from entering my residence in Srinagar. This, despite no written orders explaining my arbitrary detention. Kashmir is an open air prison where no one has the right to express their opinion,” tweeted Mehbooba Mufti.

She added that that administration was using fear and intimidation. “We are one day away from DDC polling & its evident that the admin here is using fear & intimidation in tandem to muffle any form of opposition,” she tweeted.

Meanwhile, PDP youth president Waheed ur Rehman Parra was presented before the NIA court in Jammu and was sent to 15-day police custody by the court. Parra was arrested by the NIA in New Delhi on Wednesday. PDP has launched a campaign on social media terming all allegation against Parra false. Parra is also contesting DDC polls from Pulwama.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
app
Close
Sales have started to pick up at the chicken market in sector 21, say sellers. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Sales have started to pick up at the chicken market in sector 21, say sellers. (Ravi Kumar/HT)

Poultry sales pick up again in Chandigarh tricity

By Rajanbir Singh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 12:32 AM IST
Business has normalised by 80% says a Chandigarh seller, while Panchkula reports slow rise in demand
Close
HT Image
HT Image

Ambala MC’s doorstep delivery of services a hit

By Bhavey Nagpal, Ambala
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 12:31 AM IST
The service that was officially kicked off on July 28 offers delivery of birth, death and marriage certificates at the doorstep of applicants
Close
Nikita Arya, a student, nominated as district magistrate of Champawat for one day, in a meeting with officers on Sunday.(HT photo)
Nikita Arya, a student, nominated as district magistrate of Champawat for one day, in a meeting with officers on Sunday.(HT photo)

17-year-old Nikita takes charge as DM Champawat for a day, reviews work

By Mohan Rajput, Rudrapur
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 12:39 AM IST
  • She was nominated to symbolically take over as the DM of the district for a day.
Close
A tractor carrying multiple tractors as farmers head to Delhi from Ludhiana on Saturday. (HT PHOTO)
A tractor carrying multiple tractors as farmers head to Delhi from Ludhiana on Saturday. (HT PHOTO)

Tractor ferries tractor as farmers use jugaad to reach Delhi for R-Day

By Mohit Khanna, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 12:30 AM IST
Farmers say this is aimed at cutting down fuel costs as a trip to Delhi and back costs 6,000 and 7,000
Close
Incident took place on Jan 16, five days after a Class-12 girl had hanged herself in the biology lab of the school. (Representative image) (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Incident took place on Jan 16, five days after a Class-12 girl had hanged herself in the biology lab of the school. (Representative image) (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Another girl of Gill village govt school ‘ends life’

By Tarsem Singh Deogan, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 12:30 AM IST
Another student of the Government Senior Secondary School for Girls in Gill village has allegedly died by suicide
Close
The Miyawaki method, pioneered by Japanese botanist Akira Miyawaki, aims at planting dozens of native species in the same area which leads to an increase in growth rate and density of the plantation. (HT FILE)
The Miyawaki method, pioneered by Japanese botanist Akira Miyawaki, aims at planting dozens of native species in the same area which leads to an increase in growth rate and density of the plantation. (HT FILE)

Mumbai civic body to plant 213,000 more Miyawaki trees

By Mehul R Thakkar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 12:29 AM IST
BMC officials said last year’s project received a good response, as 162,000 Miyawaki trees were planted across 24 locations in the first phase
Close
NEET aspirants wait in queue to enter inside the exam hall in Thane on September 13, 2020. (HT FILE)
NEET aspirants wait in queue to enter inside the exam hall in Thane on September 13, 2020. (HT FILE)

Delay in admissions for professional courses: Students forced to look for options outside Maharashtra

By Priyanka Sahoo and Shreya Bhandary
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 12:33 AM IST
Delay owing to pandemic, confusion over inclusion of 12% SEBC quota; CET cell has declared six merit lists so far
Close
Today, it’s more important to know who is invited to the party and (more juicier) who’s not; what everyone’s wearing; and pictures that have to be taken to be discussed later. (Shutterstock)
Today, it’s more important to know who is invited to the party and (more juicier) who’s not; what everyone’s wearing; and pictures that have to be taken to be discussed later. (Shutterstock)

Guest column: When no one was plagued by FOMO versus JOMO

By Promil Dada
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 12:20 AM IST
Change is the only constant in life
Close
Students might think their parents and family members back home might not be as happening and tech-savvy as them or their peers; but spending time with them is important. (Shutterstock)
Students might think their parents and family members back home might not be as happening and tech-savvy as them or their peers; but spending time with them is important. (Shutterstock)

Guest Column: To my dear students, from a teacher

By Reema Bansal
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 12:20 AM IST
As an educator, I experience love for my students
Close
A child being vaccinated for polio in India. (Shutterstock)
A child being vaccinated for polio in India. (Shutterstock)

Guest Column: Miracles do happen, that’s how India won the battle against polio

By RK Saboo
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 12:19 AM IST
At a time when the world battles Covid-19, the story of how the polio virus was eradicated brings hope that mankind will triumph over adversities at all costs
Close
For representational purposes only. (HT FILE)
For representational purposes only. (HT FILE)

Maharashtra rights body did not hear a single case in 2020: RTI response

By Ankita Bhatkhande, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 12:19 AM IST
In a response to an RTI query filed by HT, state’s child rights commission has stated that in 2020, a total of 134 cases were filed with the commission. However, not a single hearing took place that year, leading to a 100% pendency rate as far as action against these cases is concerned.
Close
Image for representation.(File photo)
Image for representation.(File photo)

Uttarakhand on bird flu alert, over 500 bird samples tested from Kumaon region

By HT Correspondent, Dehradun
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 12:21 AM IST
  • So far, deaths of hens have been reported from poultry farms in Udham Singh Nagar and Tehri Garhwal districts.
Close
For representational purposes only. (HT FILE)
For representational purposes only. (HT FILE)

Personal Finance: How to pick the right health insurance

By Abeer Ray
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 12:15 AM IST
Post the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, demand for health insurance policies has gone up. Here’s a guide on what to keep in mind before you pick up one that suits your needs.
Close
Image for representation.(File photo.)
Image for representation.(File photo.)

2 former underworld gang members arrested for drug supply link in Madhya Pradesh

By Shruti Tomar, Bhopal
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 12:13 AM IST
  • The two accused were identified as Ayub Qureshi, who was convicted in a case of Mumbai Bomb Blast 1993, and Waseem Khan, who was a member of the Abu Salem gang.
Close
Farmers who have been walking from Nashik, to participate in a rally on January 26, reached CSMT on Sunday, January 24, 2021. (Pratik Chorege/HT Photo)
Farmers who have been walking from Nashik, to participate in a rally on January 26, reached CSMT on Sunday, January 24, 2021. (Pratik Chorege/HT Photo)

Maharashtra farmers reach Mumbai to protest at Azad Maidan

By Naresh Kamath, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 12:07 AM IST
Ruling parties have announced support; Sharad Pawar, Aaditya Thackeray and Balasaheb Thorat likely to join sit-in
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP