New Delhi: On the occasion of International Women’s Day, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti’s daughter, Iltija Mufti, on Sunday asked the Central government to spare the ‘tokenism of women hashtag theatrics and the Central government is scared of women the most. Also Read - 'You Don’t Need to': Mufti Hits Back After Rajnath Prays For Early Release of Abdullahs & Mehbooba
Using her mother’s verified Twitter handle, Iltija talked about her mother’s detention since August 5 last year and accused the Central government of encouraging rape and death threats against brave female journalists. Also Read - 'Daddy's Girl' Not Part of Grounds For Mehbooba Mufti's Detention Under PSA: J&K Police
“Spare us tokenism of women hashtag theatrics. GOI (government of India) illegally jailed the first woman CM of J&K, encourages rape and death threats against brave female journos and is petrified of daadis at Shaheen Bagh. For all their talk of Nari Shakti, it is truly women they fear the most,” she tweeted. Also Read - Mehbooba Mufti Congratulates Kejriwal, Hails Delhiites For Rejecting 'Vitriolic Divisive Politics'
The statement from Iltija comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that he would hand over all his social media accounts to women as part of International Women’s Day celebrations.
“Greetings on International Women’s Day! We salute the spirit and accomplishments of our Nari Shakti. As I’d said a few days ago, I’m signing off. Through the day, seven women achievers will share their life journeys and perhaps interact with you through my social media accounts,” PM Modi said in a tweet.
“These women have done great work in a wide range of sectors. Their struggles and aspirations motivate millions,” he said.
The first to tweet from the PM’s Twitter handle was Sneha Mohandoss, founder of Food Bank India, and she was followed by Dr. Malvika Iyer, a disability rights activist who lost her arms in a bomb blast.
Iltija has been using Mehbooba Mufti’s Twitter handle and tweeting all developments on her mother’s behalf after the PDP chief was put under detention on August 5 last year following abrogation of Article 370.