Omar, Mehbooba pained after woman forced to deliver on road in Srinagar

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday expressed pain and anguish after a woman was forced to deliver on a road in Srinagar.

Taking to Twitter, the National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah said he hoped the administration led by governor Satya Pal Malik would take immediate take action in the tragic case.


“I hope the state functionaries working under the command of @jandkgovernor take immediate action in this tragic case,” Omar wrote on Twitter.

Also, Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti while calling the incident as heart wrenching expressed her pain for turning away the pregnant woman from the lone maternity care hospital in capital city, saying “she cannot even begin to fathom the pain & trauma the parents must feel.” 

“Heart wrenching that a pregnant woman was turned away from a hospital which ironically is named after the great Kashmiri mystic saint Lal Ded. She later gave birth to a still born in frigid temperatures. Cannot even begin to fathom the pain & trauma the parents must feel,” she tweeted. 

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