Iltija Javed, Mehbooba Mufti's Daughter, Writes to Amit Shah Over Abrogation of Article 370, Says 'Kashmiris Have Been Caged Like Animals'
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Srinagar, August 16: Iltija Javed, daughter of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti, on Thursday released the second voice message. In the voice message, Iltija Javed alleged that she was threatened of dire consequences if she spoke to media again, reported NDTV. Javed has also written a letter to Home Minister Amit shah questioning her detention and scrapping of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. 'Kashmir Valley Restrictions to be Removed Over Next Few Days,' Centre Tells Supreme Court; Schools, Colleges to Re-open on Monday.

In the letter, she wrote, “Kashmiris have been caged like animals and deprived of basic human rights.” Javed also said that she was also not allowed to meet her mother. Mufti's daughter alleged that security personnel cited her media interviews as the reason for her detention. She wrote, “I've been threatened with dire consequences if I speak up again.” Article 370: Jammu Completely Freed of Restrictions, Curbs to Remain in Kashmir, Says ADGP Munir Khan.

Javed further added, “For the world's largest democracy, doesn't a citizen not have a right to speak up in the face of unimaginable repression…. It's a tragic irony that I am being treated like a war criminal for stating the inconvenient truth.” In her first audio message released to NDTV on August 6, Javed had alleged that her mother was in solitary confinement at a government guesthouse called Hari Niwas.

After the Narendra Modi government diluted Article 370 scrapping special status of Jammu and Kashmir, there has been lockdown in the state. All modes of communication, including mobile internet and landline services, were suspended. Top political leader including Mufti and Omar Abdullah were detained. IAS officer-turned-politician Shah Faesal was also detained at the Delhi airport on Wednesday and sent back to Srinagar. Faesal is currently placed under house arrest. However, on August 14, all the restrictions from the Jammu region of the state were removed.