Lady IAS officer accuses Mehbooba of ‘hypocrisy’


Srinagar: After the famous outburst by Kashmiri IAS topper, Shah Faesal, on social media last month, another serving Kashmiri IAS officer has gone public with her criticism of the Mehbooba Mufti government.
Spate of killings prompted Ruveda Salam, a civil servant in the Ministry of Finance to train her guns at Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti accusing her of “hypocrisy.”
Salam wrote on her Facebook page, “From wooing voters while wearing colour #green to painting #red the same valley streets, and then they question the credentials of the same religion whose symbols they used to mask their evil deeds. #hypocrisy couldn’t get worse than this!”
Salam, first woman IPS officer from Kashmir before she became an IAS officer, was condemned by SP Sopore, Harmeet Singh Mehta, who asked her to resign from her current administrative position and join the separatists.
Salam reacted angrily to Mehta’s charges telling him not to teach her what should be done and not.
She said, “I weigh my each word and whatever I have written are facts. I am pained by the attitude of those who swear by oath to protect innocents and then shy away from assuming responsibility.
“I didn’t mind the “ignorant lady” comment by one of our worthy Police Officers of J&K, although it was in bad taste & with undertones of gender bias. Writing what you truly feel inside is often snubbed by dictating to you to resign & join separatists , probably , reflecting the general false belief that all Kashmiris are terrorists and they should be either silenced or driven away to the neighbouring country.”
“What did actually happen to the previous reports submitted after taking to people during peace times,” she said.

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