SRINAGAR: A lady from north Kashmir’s Baramulla town staged protest in Srinagar against alleged manhandling by employees of municipal council after she complained inordinate delay in preparing her aadhar card.
Tasleema Salam, 33, descended to press enclave in Srinagar along-with her husband and a closer relative to protest against the municipal council employees. She alleged that the employees flung her on office furniture without even caring for her five month pregnancy. “Where is our Chief Minister? Where is the Women’s Commission? Give me justice. Punish the culprits,” she shouted.
Tasleema on Wednesday had told Kashmir Reader that she was struggling to get aadhar card from last three years and registered a complaint with the grievance cell of the Chief Minister that led to a call from the office of the Deputy Commissioner asking her to report at municipal council to receive it. “When I along with my four-year-old child reached the concerned office, at least five men, three from the municipal council and two aadhar operatives, beat me ruthlessly,” she told media persons.
She alleged that the attacking employees did not even spare her son and kicked him like a football.
Tasleema said that she recognizes all five men who assaulted her.
Tasleema and her relatives demanded action against the accused men. “I want the authorities to punish them and deliver justice to me. I have registered a complaint in Women’s Commission by e-mailing them but did not receive any response,” she said.
Chairperson Women’s Commission, Nayeema Mehjoor told Kashmir Reader that the commission has not received any complaint or e-mail regarding the lady. “I was in the office till 2 pm and no one came to my office to file a complaint. I did not see any e-mail until I was in the office. We will seek the report from Police only if we receive a complaint as we cannot act on media reports,” Mehjoor said.