Pro-independence Asiya Andrabi’s picture in J&K’s beti bachao campaign


Srinagar, Oct. 12 (TNS): In a major embarrassment to puppet government of Jammu and Kashmir, the picture of the chairperson of freedom-movement women’s outfit Dukhtaran-e-Millat (Daughters of Faith) Asiya Andrabi has surfaced in a poster of ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ campaign.

Andrabi could be seen next to Mother Teresa in the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ (Save and educate the girl child) poster issued by occupied state’s Child Development Project Officer ICDS Project Breng in Anantnag.

The poster also features a picture of J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, astronaut Kalpana Chawla, tennis player Sania Mirza, retired Indian Police Service officer Kiran Bedi, playback singer Lata Mangeshkar, legendary Kashmiri poetess Habba Khatoon and other women high achievers.

According to Child Development ministry website, ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ is a publicly funded social campaign launched by Narendra Modi government to tackle the decline in CSR (child sex ratio) in 100 gender-critical districts.

Andrabi is currently behind the bars for “anti-national” activities. The firebrand separatist leader, who was arrested by the police on April 26, was believed to be instrumental in organising student protests across the Kashmir colleges. She had been booked for celebrating Pakistan Day in 2015 under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.