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Kashmir on edge: Omar, Mehbooba under house arrest

Aug 06, 2019 04:34 IST

The panic and uncertainty in Kashmir took a turn for the worse as the state administration imposed restrictions under Section 144 of the CrPC in Srinagar district and placed the top leadership of the state under house arrest. Reports said along with other leaders National Conference's Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah, People's Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti were placed under house arrest late on Sunday. In a tweet former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah called to maintain calm. Congress leader Usman Majid and Communist Party of India (Marxist) legislator MY Tarigami too claimed they were arrested on Sunday night.

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