Kashmir LIVE: Ex-CMs Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah Detained, Shifted to Guest House from House Arrest
Kashmir LIVE: PDP chief and former CM Mehbooba Mufti has reportedly been taken into custody and shifted to a guest house in Srinagar from her residence where she was under house arrest. Mufti, National Conference leader Omar Abdullah and other mainstream Kashmir leaders were placed under house arrest on the eve of the Union government’s momentous decision to repeal special statue to J&K. People's Conference chairman and former BJP ally, Sajjad Lone, along with Imran Ansari was also taken into custody later on Monday.
Along with diluting Article 370, the government also decided to bifurcate the state into two Union territories – Jammu and Kashmir with a legislature and Ladakh without one. A statutory resolution on Article 370 and the state reorganisation bill were passed by the Rajya Sabha this evening, and will be put to vote in the Lok Sabha tomorrow.