As Jammu and Kashmir’s leading politicians — Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah and Sajjad Lone — were doing put under house arrest on late Sunday night amid a heavy security-built up in the state, actor Anupam Kher sent out a tweet stating, “Kashmir Solution has begun.”
Kher’s tweet came amid difficulty in the Kashmir Valley following a huge security build-up and a government report asking visitors and travellers to leave. Internet services and mobile services were rejected in some places, and all public meetings were stopped in Srinagar district as section 144 was required from midnight.
Tension increased in the state on Friday after the Jammu and Kashmir government curtailed the Amarnath Yatra and asked pilgrims and visitors to leave the valley at the most advanced. Concerned residents thronged markets to stock on essentials, and winding lines were seen outside shops and fuel pumps.
Kher, whose wife Kirron Kher is a BJP MP, is known to be a big supporter of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and has time and again voiced support for several of the BJP government’s decisions.