"Doesn't Look Good, Stay Calm": Omar Abdullah Tweets After House Arrest

Apart from Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti and Sajad Lone have also been placed under house arrest.

'Doesn't Look Good, Stay Calm': Omar Abdullah Tweets After House Arrest

Please don't take the law in to your own hands, Omar Abdullah said (File)

Highlights

  • Omar Abdullah appealed to the people of Jammu and Kashmir to stay calm
  • He tweeted that he was not sure of what was "in store" for J&K
  • Mehbooba Mufti and Sajad Lone also placed under house arrest
Srinagar:

National Conference leader Omar Abdullah, who was placed under house arrest late on Sunday, appealed to the people of Jammu and Kashmir to stay calm. Amid uncertainty over the centre's move, he said in a series of tweet that he was not sure of what was "in store" for the state, "but it doesn't look good".

"While I've been focused on Kashmir I must add a word for people in Kargil, Ladakh & Jammu. I've no idea what is in store for our state but it doesn't look good. I know many of you will be upset by what unfolds. Please don't take the law in to your own hands, please stay calm," he tweeted.

Apart from Mr Abdullah, Kashmir politicians Mehbooba Mufti and Sajad Lone were also placed under house arrest.

"To the people of Kashmir, we don't know what is in store for us but I am a firm believer that what ever Almighty Allah has planned it is always for the better, we may not see it now but we must never doubt his ways. Good luck to everyone, stay safe and above all please stay calm," he added.

Ms Mufti vowed to "fight it out".

"In such difficult times, I'd like to assure our people that come what may, we are in this together & will fight it out. Nothing should break our resolve to strive for what's rightfully ours," she tweeted.

The move comes at a time when the state has plunged into uncertainty amid a massive security build-up and government advisory asking pilgrims and tourists to leave Kashmir immediately.

The centre's decision triggered panic among the Kashmir politicians, who on Sunday met at NC chief Farooq Abdullah's house. They later warned the government of "consequences" if it changed the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

Ahead of the house arrests, the state government suspended mobile services in many parts of the Kashmir Valley. Schools and colleges were shut down and various educational institutions directed their students to vacate hostels.

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