Srinagar: The Gupakkar alliance was in the midst of a protest on Saturday against assembly seats to be formed under the new delimitation in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. However, even before this march, the police have arrested their leaders in the house. Three former Chief Ministers of Jammu and Kashmir have been house arrested to prevent the proposed protest against the Delimitation Commission.
Good morning & welcome to 2022. A new year with the same J&K police illegally locking people in their homes & an administration so terrified of normal democratic activity. Trucks parked outside our gates to scuttle the peaceful @JKPAGD sit-in protest. Some things never change. pic.twitter.com/OeSNwAOVkp— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) January 1, 2022
In Srinagar, the high security zone, Gupkar Road, where Farooq Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah are staying, have been sealed by the police. Police have also parked trucks outside the houses of these leaders. Nobody is being allowed to go in or out of there. In a photo tweet, former Jammu and Kashmir CM Omar Abdullah explained how his house, his father and sisters' house have been closed and security trucks have been deployed outside the gate.
Abdullah said, 'The police have also closed the inner gate connecting my father's house to my sister's house. Yet our leaders have the courage to tell the world that India is the largest democracy. In some places, activists of the National Conference (NC) and the People's Democratic Party (PDP) have also staged protests demanding restoration of special statehood to the Valley. Party supporters including former MLAs also raised slogans against the detention and delimitation of the leaders. They tried to march towards Gupkar Road but were stopped by the police.