After the sister of a suspected terrorist and her husband were beaten up allegedly by the police in Jammu and Kashmir, former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said that she “won’t allow bloodshed in south Kashmir and it won’t be made a battleground”.
She also warned the police against a repeat of the incident.
“This is unacceptable. If you want to fight terrorists, fight them. Don’t harass their families,” Mufti said after meeting Rubina at her home in Pulwama on Sunday (Dec 30).
Mufti claimed that Rubina, her husband and brother were mercilessly beaten up in police custody.
“This is a sad incident. The girl was ill-treated, her clothes were removed and she was beaten up by a station house officer (SHO). How could he touch a woman? Only a woman police officer can do so,” she told reporters outside Rubina’s home.
She urged the governor to take action against the policeman and ensure that such incidents don’t happen in the future.
“National security is supreme. But declaring suspects as terrorists on the basis of Sutli bombs, associating with the dreaded IS is premature. It has already devastated their lives and families. NIA must learn from earlier episodes in which the accused were acquitted after decades,” Mufti said in a tweet.