Min­is­ter Naqvi’s sis, an ac­tivist, way­laid & is­sued death threats

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TIMES NATION - Piyush.Rai@ times­group.com

Bareilly: Union min­is­ter and se­nior BJP leader Mukhtar Ab­bas Naqvi’s sis­ter, a so­cial ac­tivist who runs an NGO work­ing for women af­fected by triple ta­laq, was way­laid by three men in a car in the mid­dle of the city on Satur­day af­ter­noon and given death threats.

Farhat Naqvi, 35, who runs the Mera Haq Foun­da­tion, was on her way back home when the al­leged in­ci­dent hap­pened, me­tres from the Chowki Chau­raha po­lice out­post.

“I boarded an e-rick­shaw and was on my way to­wards Chowki Chau­raha when I first spot­ted a car fol­low­ing me. The car soon pulled over and a man threat­ened to kill me. There were three men in the car. The po­lice out­post was close by, and I tried rais­ing the alarm, but the men fled,” said Farhat. She added that she is not cer­tain why she was threat­ened, and the men did not give any de­tails.

“We are look­ing into the pos­si­bil­ity that peo­ple who ob­jected to Farhat’s work with triple ta­laq-af­fected women could have done this,” said a po­lice of­fi­cial. While in­ves­ti­ga­tions have be­gun, the po­lice dis­cov­ered that CCTV cam­eras, which could have cap­tured the in­ci­dent, were not op­er­a­tional as there was a power cut.

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