Srinagar, September 11: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron and former Chief Minister late Mufti Muhammad Sayeed's ancestral house in Bijbehara town of south Kashmir is up for sale. This report is arriving a month after the administration decided to withdraw its police guards. Supreme Court Allows Mehbooba Mufti's Daughter Iltija to Travel From Chennai to Srinagar to Meet Her Mother in Private.
Stating the reason for putting up the ancestral house on sale, Sayeed's younger brother Mufti Muhammad Amin mentioned that he is finding it hard to stay in the house because of the volatile situation. Adding on, Amin stated that the government's decision to withdraw the security personnel had made the family members vulnerable.
Briefing more, the family member said, as The Hindu quotes, "Multiple security pickets were erected in the twin houses long before militancy started in the 1990s. In the run-up to the revocation of J&K’s special status, security guards were withdrawn from the house, and the close relatives of PDP president Mehbooba Mufti too lost their security. There is no other option now but to look for a buyer. Many members of the family have already shifted to Jammu." Jammu And Kashmir: Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti Allowed to Meet Families Nearly Month After Abrogation of Article 370, Says Report.
Earlier, the wooden multi-storey ancestral houses of the Muftis have come under attack from protesters as well as militants. PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti had already sold her share of the property but another PDP leader and cousin, Sajad Mufti, still own property there.