By Neyaz Elahi
Sopore: Dozens of girls from Tarzoo Sopore village of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district Thursday accused the BJP of playing cheap politics and lashed out at its woman activist for uploading their pictures on social media without their consent.
A Press Statement from the Bhartiya Janata Party on Wednesday claimed that the party held a Mahila Morcha meeting at Tarzoo Sopore that was organized by District Mahila Morcha President, Baramulla, Mrs. Arifa Jan and the District President, Baramulla, DK Nehru was also present as the chief guest.
“Some people, including Arifa Jan from Dhobiwan village entered into our house promising to set up a ‘Cutting and Tailoring’ Centre for the girls. My three sisters called the other girls from the neighborhood. Our relative Ghulam Hasan was accompanying them, who first introduced them as Social Welfare employees, and then informed us that they are party leaders from the BJP, and they have talked to Social Welfare Department for setting up a Cutting and Tailoring’ Centre for girls in the village,” said Danish Ahmed Bhat, who is the brother of the women who were photographed.
He said that Arifa Jan, took some photographs of the girls from her cell phone. When the girls objected, she said that the photographs are for record purposes.
“The girls were upset, one of my sisters even tried to end her life when they saw their photographs going viral on the social media, where the netizens were abusing them,” Bhat said, adding the BJP played with the ‘honour of these girls’.
The women said they are going to register an FIR against the BJP workers.
“We were cheated by them, particularly by Arifa Jan. We only spoke to them after they told us about a ‘Cutting and Tailoring’ Centre,” the victims said, requesting people not to abuse them on social media.
The BJP workers were not available for comments.