SRINAGAR, Dec 15 (Asia Free Press): In Indian administered Jammu and Kashmir, the local police have arrested two women on charges of raising ‘anti-India slogans’ after the Indian armed forces killed two youth in the Rangreth area Kashmir’s capital Srinagar, according to local media.
The mother, daughter duo, 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 raising ‘anti-India slogans’ in the aftermath of the Rangreth shootout, reported Free Press Kashmir.
The police officials have said the duo were arrested by Police Station Saddar and were later shifted to Women’s Police Station Rambagh after completing the legal formalities.
A police official confirmed to local media that a case under FIR number 209/ 2021 under sections 147, 148, 149, and 326, was registered against them for ‘creating a law and order situation in the area aftermath of the Shootout at Rangreth in Srinagar outskirts.
While reacting to the arrest of the mother-daughter duo on charges of allegedly raising ‘anti-India slogans’ after the extra-judicial killing of two youth by Indian armed forces in Srinagar on Monday, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said that arresting of women in Kashmir marks a new low for the administration.
While retweeting a news story about the arrest of the duo, Mehbooba said, “Arresting women in Kashmir marks a new low for the administration that persecutes civilians only to please their masters in Delhi.”
She added, “The situation is getting worse & instead of reaching out to the people, GOI is pushing them to the wall.”
Two youth were killed on Monday, December 13, in the Rangreth area of Srinagar outskirts.
Since October 1, this year, Indian occupied forces killed at least 50 people in “extra-judicial” killings in the valley.
The Indian forces have killed over 100,000 innocent people in the only Muslim majority region since 1990.