Mehbooba Mufti faces angry women protesters at event: J&K govt orders probe

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday ordered an inquiry into the incident of raising 'azaadi' slogans by a women self help group members at a function attended by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.

PTI May 17, 2017 22:00:08 IST
Mehbooba Mufti faces angry women protesters at event: J&K govt orders probe

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday ordered an inquiry into the incident of raising 'azaadi' slogans by a women self help group members at a function attended by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.

"The government has appointed Commissioner/Secretary of Industries and Commerce Department Shailendra Kumar as inquiry officer to enquire into circumstances which led to commotion and unruly situation during a function organised by state Rural Livelihood mission at SKICC yesterday," an official spokesman said.

Mehbooba Mufti faces angry women protesters at event JK govt orders probe

File image of Mehbooba Mufti. PTI

Mehbooba had to beat a hasty retreat from the venue in the wake of shouting of azaadi slogans by the members of women self-help group, followed by unruly scenes during which few chairs were flung in the air.

"The inquiry shall inter alia include fixing responsibility on the officers/officials of various departments/organisations charged with the smooth conduct of the function but having failed to discharge their duties/assigned functions scrupulously," the spokesman said, adding that the inquiry officer shall submit a report along with recommendations within 15 days.

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