Mehbooba Mufti, the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, said that she had been denied a passport due to an adverse police report.
The passport office in Srinagar said the mandatory police verification does not favour her application and the passport was refused under Section 6 (2)(c) of the Passports Act, 1967, Mufti said in a post on microblogging platform Twitter.
“Passport Office refused to issue my passport based on CID’s report citing it as detrimental to the security of India,” she tweeted “This is the level of normalcy achieved in Kashmir since Aug 2019 that an ex-Chief Minister holding a passport is a threat to the sovereignty of a mighty nation,” she added.
The People’s Democratic Party chief, who is also vice president of the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration, has previously accused the central government of harassment and coercion for her opposition to its policies. Earlier this month, Mufti was questioned for over five hours at the Directorate of Enforcement’s Srinagar office in an alleged money laundering case.