Asiya An­drabi not a role model : Sa­j­jad Lone

Says CDPO com­mit­ted er­ror of judg­ment, en­quiry or­dered

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Min­is­ter for So­cial Wel­fare Sa­j­jad Gani Lone Thurs­day said that an un­for­tu­nate in­ci­dent of mis­han­dling of Pub­lic­ity cam­paign on "Beti Bachao, Beti Pad­hao" took place in Anant­nag, wherein the pic­ture of sep­a­ratist Asiya An­drabi was dis­played on hoard­ings along with dis­tin­guished women achiev­ers of the coun­try.

Lone said the pub­lic­ity wing works in a de­cen­tral­ized for­mat and CDPOS de­vise their own pub­lic­ity cam­paign which does not re­quire ap­proval

of the higher au­thor­i­ties.

"The CDPO in ques­tion has com­mit­ted a griev­ous er­ror of judg­ment by in­clud­ing Asiya An­drabi in the list of dis­tin­guished women achiev­ers of the coun­try," he said in a state­ment is­sued here.

Lone said that in any case the depart­ment un­am­bigu­ously states that Asiya In­drabi is not a role model nei­ther for the women of Jammu and Kash­mir nor else­where in the world. "She at best is an aber­ra­tion, rep­re­sent­ing the aim­less fringe af­flict­ing so­ci­eties across the world. The per­son re­spon­si­ble for this goof up has been im­me­di­ately placed un­der sus­pen­sion and an en­quiry has been or­dered against her for the mis­con­duct," he added. (KNS)

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