‘A New Low’, Mehbooba On Womens’ Arrest

SRINAGAR:  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said that arresting of women in Kashmir marks a new low for the administration.

Mehbooba was reacting to the arrest of the mother-daughter duo on charges of allegedly raising ‘anti-India slogans’ after a shootout in Rangreth on Monday.

Taking to social networking site Twitter, Mehbooba wrote: “Arresting women in Kashmir marks a new low for the administration that persecutes civilians only to please their masters in Delhi. The situation is getting worse & instead of reaching out to the people, GOI is pushing them to the wall.”

Reports said that the mother, daughter identified as Afrooza wife of Mushtaq Ahmad Sofi, and her daughter Aisha daughter of Mushtaq Ahmad Sofi, both residents of Rose enclave Wanbal Rawalpora in Srinagar outskirts were arrested on the charges of allegedly raising ‘anti-India slogans’ in the aftermath of the Rangreth shootout.

They said the duo were arrested by Police Station Saddar and were later shifted to Women’s Police Station Rambagh after completing the legal formalities.

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