Dozens of politicians, including three former CMs -- Farooq Abdullah and his son Omar Abdullah, and Mehbooba Mufti of PDP -- were placed under preventive detention a night beofre Centre scrapped Article 370.
In the last five days, six mainstream leaders from the region belonging to National Conference and People's Democratic Party (PDP) have been slapped with PSA, which allows detention of any individual for up to two years without a trial or charge.
Speaking in the Lok Sabha on several issues, PM Modi also slammed the state leadership of Jammu and Kashmir, criticising former CMs Mehbooba Mufti, Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah for their remarks post the abrogation of Article 370.
Two wars with Pakistan and crippled by three decades of insurgency, the BJP government wants to close the 'issue' in the Muslim majority state of Jammu & Kashmir. Will a divide-and-rule and blow-hot-blow-cold policy bring peace?
By abrogating provisions of Article 370, India has smartly shifted the goalpost in Kashmir from right to self-determination to demand for retention of special status, a political observer in Kashmir says.