No safety for women in Kashmir: Mehbooba

JAMMU: Demanding strict action against the tainted minister Shabir Khan, Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti Friday said that the complaint of sexual assault lodged by a doctor depicts the state of affairs in Jammu and Kashmir. 

“It is very unfortunate that a ‘responsible’ minister acts in a lewd way and has tried to tarnish the modesty of a woman,” Mehbooba said adding that the present government was the mother of scams and scandals.

“If you look at the track record of the present record you will find how many scams and scandals surfaced right from the day one when this government came into being in the State. There was Shopian incident which engulfed whole Valley into mourning but justice was not delivered to the family of the victims. More than 100 youth were killed on the streets of Kashmir and yet no action was taken against the accused. There was cricket scandal and besides a National Conference worker was murdered over pay off allegations,” she said.

She demanded stern action against the tainted Minister of State for Health and said that a thorough investigation should be carried out in this regard. “He must be dropped as Minister or resign under rules as he has no moral authority to continue as Minister,” she said.

“There is no safety of women in Kashmir. It has been the government full of scandals. The Minister who is supposed to be the protector of a the female doctor community has turned out to be a predator. The accused Minister should be nailed and action should be initiated against him,” she said.

Mufti said that justice was being trampled in the state and till date no accused involved in scams and scandals was brought to book. 

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