New Delhi, Aug 5 : Criticising the Union government over the house arrest of political leaders in Jammu and Kashmir, former Union Minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Monday said he "had warned of a misadventure" in the state. "I had warned of a misadventure in Jammu and Kashmir. It seems the government is determined to embark upon one. Before the day is over we will know if there will be a major crisis in Jammu and Kashmir. Keeping my fingers crossed", Mr Chidambaram said in a series of tweets.
He said that the house arrest of Jammu and Kashmir leaders is a signal that the government will defy all democratic norms and principles to achieve its objects. "I condemn the house arrests", he added. Amid concerns over the massive troop deployment in Jammu and Kashmir, authorities have put three prominent politicians in the valley - Peoples Democratic Party chief and former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, National Conference leader and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and People's Conference leader Sajad Lone - under house arrest in the early hours of Monday.
According to reports, mobile internet and landline phone connections have been suspended in many parts of the state. The new developments comes at a time a when there are speculations that the Union government is planning to scrap Article 35 A and Article 370 A, which are considered as a very sensitive issue in Jammu and Kashmir.UNI