Iltija Mufti Alleges Harassment By Special Security Group

Iltija Mufti- Photo credit BBC

SRINAGAR – PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti’s daughter Iltija Mufti on Thursday alleged that she was being “harassed” by her security detail, SSG, and said the Home Ministry should focus its resources on matters of grave importance rather than “stalking young women like me”.

She also alleged that she was constantly being monitored by the SSG, IB and CID in the valley.

“After being manhandled & illegally detained in Kashmir, I am now being harassed by SSG which reports to MHA. My right to freedom can’t be curtailed under (the) guise of ‘security & safety’. Given that a top cop was caught red handed with militants, I’m certainly safer without them,” Iltija Mufti wrote on Twitter.

“I was constantly monitored by SSG, IB and CID in Srinagar. Wish MHA would focus its resources on matters of grave importance as opposed to stalking young women like me. Why waste taxpayers money?” she said.

Iltija Mufti has been operating her mother’s twitter handle since 5 August when the PDP president was placed under detention in the wake of abrogation of Article 370.

‘Genuine reengagement in Kashmir would be releasing political prisoners, allaying people’s fears’

PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday said a genuine reengagement in Kashmir would be releasing political prisoners, restoring internet and allaying fears of people of the valley, rather than photo-ops by various ministers.

“GOIs (Government of India’s) idea of outreach is a BJP minister donning pheran (traditional Kashmir winter attire) & wearing a Kashmiri karakuli cap for photo ops. A genuine reengagement would be releasing political prisoners & other detainees, restoring internet & allaying fears of people of J&K. Not fooling anyone here, a tweet on Mehbooba Mufti’s twitter handle reads.

Mehbooba’s daughter, Iltija Mufti, has been operating her mother’s twitter handle since 5 August when the PDP president was placed under detention in the wake of abrogation of Article 370.

She was commenting on Union Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad’s visit to Baramulla in north Kashmir.

Internet services in most of Kashmir are still suspended while several mainstream politicians including Mehbooba, Omar Abdullah and Farooq Abdullah continue to be in detention.

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