Jammu & Kashmir

Three days before her term ends, SWC Chairperson Nayeema Mahjoor resigns, says ‘freedom at last’

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The three year old term of chairperson JKSCW was ending on June 24

Days before her term as Chairperson of Jammu and Kashmir State Commission for Women (SCW), Nayeema Ahmad Mahjoor has resigned. On social networking site twitter, she said, “I have resigned from the post of chairperson, JK state commission for women early morning. I am now free woman… freedom at last….”

Talking to Free Press Kashmir, Mahjoor said, “I have to resign because we don’t have a government left.”

“The system is not well for the intellectual to work here, people like me can’t work in a rotten political system,” she added.

Sending her resignation to the governor N.N Vohra and Chief Secretary she asserted that she was waiting for this time and God had provided her with the same.

Mahjoor was appointed on June 24, 2015, for a three year term, ending on June 24, 2018.

“I worked very hard in J&K and I have bought a revolution from the last 3 years regarding women issues and women awareness programs. It was me that did it efficiently otherwise the staff and infrastructure is below average. We have nothing here and every time you ask for this it takes ages for them to get everything in order,” she said.

Nayeema Mahjoor has served in BBC world service as a senior journalist and editor for 15 years before being appointed as a chairperson.


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