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Mufti’s Daughter Emails Centre; Seeks Info On Detentions in J&K

Iltija says that her mother is worried about the the number of detentions and arrests that have taken place in J&K.

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The daughter of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, has written to the government on behalf of her mother seeking information on the state of affairs in Jammu and Kashmir, post abrogation of Article 370.
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The daughter of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, has written to the government on behalf of her mother, seeking information on the state of affairs in Jammu and Kashmir, post abrogation of Article 370.

Iltija Mufti, who has been operating Mehbooba Mufti’s Twitter account since she’s been placed under house arrest, tweeted screenshots of the email she had addressed to Home Secretary of Government Of India (GOI) & Home Secretary of Jammu &Kashmir on 18 September.

“I, Iltija emailed the Home Secretary of GOI & Home Secretary of J&K on 18th September seeking certain information for my mother, Ms Mufti. I am still awaiting a response.”
Iltija Mufti
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What Does The Letter Say?

Clarifying that her mother has had no access to any newspaper or media outlet since her house arrest on 5 August, Iltija says that she is worried about the number of detentions and arrests that have taken place in the ‘aftermath of the recent Constitution order issued by the President and the passage of Reorganization Act.’

Iltija said that she would like for the government to preferably respond to her request within the next three days. These are a few of the facts that she said she was seeking an answer from the government on:

  • Number of residents who have been detained or placed under house arrest on or after 5 August.
  • Children and women who have been detained or placed under house arrest on or after 5 August.
  • A count on the number of people who have been moved out of the state to other jails or detention centres.
  • People for whom habeas corpus petition have been filed or a notice has been issued in the Jammu Kashmir High Court.
  • Number of deaths that have been reported from among those who have been placed under house arrest or have been detained.
  • Data on the number of districts or place still under prohibitory order under Section 144 of the CrPC.
  • Illtija Mufti’s letter to the Centre on behalf of Mehbooba Mufti. 
  • Illtija Mufti’s letter to the Centre on behalf of Mehbooba Mufti. 
  • Illtija Mufti’s letter to the Centre on behalf of Mehbooba Mufti. 

Recently, the Supreme Court had issued an order to the Jammu and Kashmir administration over a plea that challenges the detention of children in the state.

Since 5 August, after the Centre effectively revoked Article 370 and scrapped Jammu and Kashmir’s special status, many politicians and activists have been placed under house arrest.

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