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‘Kashmiris caged like animals’: Mehbooba Mufti’s daughter writes to Centre

Iltija Javed, daughter of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, has sent an SOS message to Home Minister Amit Shah complaining about security personnel who she said have detained her at home.

In the letter written on August 15 but never posted, Iltija Javed spoke about the threats that she received for speaking about the ground situation to the media. But she didn’t post it. “Apologies for not posting this letter but as you’re aware postal services in Jammu and Kashmir have been suspended,” she said.

In an interaction over voice messages with Hindustan Times, Iltija Javed had last week questioned the Centre’s clampdown on Kashmiris and asked why she wasn’t allowed to meet anyone.

“Why are they scared of a young woman who has nothing to do with politics? Do we have no rights and liberties?” she asked in one of several voice messages she exchanged with Hindustan Times.

First Published:
Aug 16, 2019 13:19 IST

Source: HindustanTimes