Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said Kashmir has been turned into an open-air prison.
Mehooba was responding to a statement by Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat during a speech he delivered at the first Ravi Kant Singh Memorial lecture series in Guwahati, Assam, in which he said “restrictions imposed following the scrapping of Article 370 may return to the Kashmir Valley at the cost of freedom of movement because of terror strikes”.
“Even after turning Kashmir into an open air prison, Bipin Rawat’s statement comes as no surprise because repression is GoIs only method to deal with the situation in J&K. It also contradicts their official narrative that all is well here,” Mehbooba tweeted.
“After taking such stringent, harsh & repressive measures like mass arrests, suspension of the internet at will, frisking people (not sparing even kids), seizing bikes plus two-wheelers & setting up new security bunkers all over ….what is left to do? ” she asked posting pictures of recent frisking and new bunkers.