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No Political Worker Under House Arrest Over The Supreme Court’s Verdict On The Abrogation of Article370

Political leaders in Kashmir are allegedly being placed under house arrest ahead of the Supreme Court verdict on the abrogation of Article 370, according to some fake media reports and regional political parties. 

Verified accounts on twitter, including JKNC (“@JKNC_“) tweeted “Early this morning, JKNC VP @OmarAbdullah was locked up inside his house. What a shame!”. The tweet was made on Dec 11, 2023, which has received an about 35.1k views on X.

Several other accounts, including J&K PDP (“@jkpdp“), @KashmirUrdu made the same claim that In an attempt to manage the situation in Jammu and Kashmir prior to the decision on Article 370, Omar Abdullah, the vice president of the National Conference, and Mehbooba Mufti, the president of the Peoples Democratic Party, have been placed under house arrest in Kosringar. The archive can be read from above.

News media articles like Hindustan Times also made the same claim in an article published on Dec 11, 2023 with the headline “Mehbooba Mufti put under house arrest ahead of SC verdict on Article 370, claims PDP”. PRESS TRUST OF INDIA posted the article with the headline ” Mehbooba put under ‘house arrest’ ahead of SC verdict on Article 370″. INDIA TODAY claimed the same by publishing an article on Dec 11, 2023 with the headline “‘Under house arrest’: Mehbooba Mufti ahead of Article 370 verdict by Supreme Court”.

What is the Actual Truth About this Incident? : Fact

The claims that are circulating are unfounded and fraudulent, according to police clarifications. Police in Srinagar clarified that nobody had been placed under house arrest. There are no orders for police to make any arrests. Even though not many local leaders made video statements,  it is nothing but staged to create unrest.

Srinagar Police (“@SrinagarPolice“) tweeted “No person has been put under house arrest.” on Dec 11, 2023.

J&K Police (“@JmuKmrPolice“) wrote “It is to clarify that police has no orders to effect any kind of arrest, and certainly not connected with court proceedings including on article 370 by the apex court. There are no restrictions on any movement. Examinations as scheduled by different public bodies are being held as scheduled, businesses are open and transport is plying. Common man’s normal life continues at its usual pace and police though alert about attempts of the handful always eager to disrupt peace, has no intention or instructions to curtail this freedom of movement and activities.People are urged to go about their lives and not get hassled or intimidated by social media posts contrary to this.” in the twitter post. This gives the clarification about the incident which went viral on the social media.

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:

Intent:

Media outlets, political parties, and propagandists are circulating false claims to set their propaganda on the abrogation of Article 370. After proper research, analysis and fact-checking, we have discovered that the police have made it clear that the allegations making the rounds are unfounded and fake. The Srinagar police made it clear that nobody had been placed under house arrest. Police have no orders to make any arrests. It is all staged to create unrest, even though a few local leaders made video statements.

Conclusion:

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