Advertisement
Saturday, Nov 27, 2021
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

In ‘Naya Kashmir', Even Women Not Spared From Cruelty: Mehbooba Mufti On SPO's Arrest

Saima Akhter was terminated from her service for 'obstructing' government officials in the discharge of their duty and booked under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.

In ‘Naya Kashmir', Even Women Not Spared From Cruelty: Mehbooba Mufti On SPO's Arrest
In ‘Naya Kashmir', Even Women Not Spared From Cruelty: Mehbooba Mufti On SPO's Arrest
outlookindia.com
2021-04-16T17:38:55+05:30

 PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti Friday reacted to the arrest of a woman Special Police Officer (SPO) from the Kulgam district for alleged glorification of terrorism. Mufti said, "even women aren’t spared in Naya Kashmir" while opposing the arrest of the lady officer.

Saima Akhter, a resident of Frisal area of the south Kashmir district and working as SPO, was terminated from her service for “obstructing” government officials in the discharge of their duty and booked under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act. According to a police spokesperson, Saima Akhter allegedly "resisted the search party and turned violent".

Mehbooba Mufti said in a tweet, "Saima Akhter from Kulgam has been slapped with UAPA for raising legitimate questions about searching her home repeatedly without any reasons. Saima's ailing mother understandably exacerbated her worries. When it comes to cruelty even women aren’t spared in Naya Kashmir".

According to a police spokesperson, security forces on Wednesday launched a search operation in Karewa Mohallah of village Frisal on a specific input regarding the presence of militants there.

During the operation, the search party was obstructed by Akther, the spokesperson said. "The lady resisted the search party and turned violent and uttered statements glorifying violent actions of terrorists," he said.

Akhter captured a video on her phone and uploaded it on social media platforms for dissemination “with the intent of disrupting the search operation”, the spokesperson added.

-With PTI inputs

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Ordinary People And Their Tales Of Incredible Courage

Ordinary People And Their Tales Of Incredible Courage

In ordinary people live extraordinary tales of courage that speak truth to power

Uttar Pradesh: One Week On, Mystery Shrouds Death Of 3 Dalit Girls

Uttar Pradesh: One Week On, Mystery Shrouds Death Of 3 Dalit Girls

The post-mortem report said that the three girls died 'when they got crushed after coming in front of a train that was passing through'.

ISL: ATK Mohun Bagan Hammer East Bengal 3-0 In Kolkata Derby

ISL: ATK Mohun Bagan Hammer East Bengal 3-0 In Kolkata Derby

Three first-half goals proved more than enough for ATK Mohun Bagan to beat East Bengal in the first Kolkata derby of ISL 2021-22.

‘Clock Can Be Reversed In J&K After Farm Laws Repeal’

‘Clock Can Be Reversed In J&K After Farm Laws Repeal’

Former Chief Minister and Member Parliament Dr Farooq Abdullah:'The restoration of early statehood and Article 370 is the only way forward. Otherwise, Kashmiris will continue to bleed and there will be hardly any progress in this part of the world'.

Advertisement