I had warned of a misadventure in J&K : P Chidambaram

I had warned of a misadventure in J&K :  P Chidambaram

I had warned of a misadventure in J&K : P Chidambaram

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Former Union Minister P Chidambaram today criticised the government over the house arrest of politicians in Jammu and Kashmir amid concerns over a massive troop build-up in the state. Mobile internet and landline phone connections have been snapped in parts of the state today.

“I had warned of a misadventure in J&K. It seems the government is determined to embark upon one. The house arrest of J&K leaders is a signal that the government will defy all democratic norms and principles to achieve its objects. I condemn the house arrests,” Mr Chidambaram tweeted.

The developments have triggered speculation about plans to modify the special status granted to the state under the Constitution – a highly emotive issue linked to the rights of its residents.

“Before the day is over we will know if there will be a major crisis in J&K. Keeping my fingers crossed,” Mr Chidambaram tweeted.

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