PDP office sealed, leaders under house arrest – What’s happening in Srinagar?

Tensions escalate in Jammu and Kashmir as the People's Democratic Party (PDP) faces unprecedented challenges.

Edited By : Mayank Kasyap | Updated: Aug 5, 2023 11:36 IST
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JKPDP chief Mehbooba Mufti addresses a press conference, in Srinagar. (Photo Credit: ANI File)

Srinagar: In a surprising turn of events, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) office headquarters in Kashmir’s Srinagar was sealed, causing a stir among party members and supporters. It extended to the extent that even office staff was barred from entering the premises.

On the anniversary of the abrogation of Article 370, several prominent leaders in Jammu and Kashmir, including Mehbooba Mufti, have been placed under ‘house arrest.’ This move by the authorities has effectively restricted their movement and activities on a day that holds historical significance for the region.

Former minister Asia Naqash under house arrest

Adding to the turmoil, prominent PDP leader and former minister, Asia Naqash, found herself under house arrest overnight at her residence. The move has left her supporters and party members questioning the motivations behind this unprecedented action against a senior leader of the party.

District leaders and zonal presidents summoned to police stations

Further complicating the situation, district-level leaders and zonal presidents of the PDP have been repeatedly summoned to police stations. The constant calls have raised eyebrows, with the party expressing concern over the repeated police interventions.

PDP’s statement on ongoing crisis

In the midst of the chaos, the PDP issued a statement detailing the events that unfolded. The party expressed deep frustration and concern over the sealing of its headquarters and the confinement of its senior leader, Asia Naqash. They further questioned the motives behind summoning district-level leaders and zonal presidents to police stations.

What’s Next for PDP?

The recent developments have sent shockwaves through the PDP, leaving the party and its supporters in a state of uncertainty. As speculations abound, the question on everyone’s minds is what lies ahead for the PDP and its leaders amidst these troubling times.

The repeated summoning of district leaders and zonal presidents has only added to the confusion. As the PDP grapples with these challenges, its supporters and members are left to wonder what the future holds for the party amidst this turmoil.

First published on: Aug 05, 2023 11:36 AM IST

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