Srinagar half marathon: 12 arrested for allegedly eve-teasing and molesting women runners

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Srinagar: Clashes between lady and confidence army injured a first-ever general half marathon in Kashmir Valley in Srinagar on Sunday, following that 12 persons were arrested for allegedly eve-teasing and molesting women runners.

Representational image. APRepresentational image. AP

Representational image. AP

Soon after a run, organized to widespread recognition about saving Srinagar’s iconic Dal Lake, was flagged off during Kashmir University during Hazratbal, some lady shouted “anti-India” slogans, lifted Pakistani flags and pelted stones during forces, who resorted to lathicharge and banishment of teargas shells.

“The conditions is underneath control now,” military said, adding that there was, however, no news of any damage to anyone.

The occurrence drew slam from both PDP and NC. Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who was to take partial in a eventuality though pulled out of it overdue to confidence situation, pronounced on Twitter: “The thesis for a run was ‘save a Dal’. It’s such a empathize that politics had to come in a approach of that also (sic).”

A PDP personality pronounced those who indulged in sloganeering and lifting of Pakistani dwindle were also behind eve-teasing and molestation, heading to a disturbance.

PDP boss and MP Mehbooba Mufti voiced her dismay over a purported incidents of seduction and eve-teasing and said, “Such a uncontrolled poise is unsuitable in a courteous society. The state’s polite multitude should arise opposite such uncontrolled poise where a daughters are being humiliated by misguided, disruptive elements.”

“I do not know what was wrong with this marathon and because a lady attempted not usually to interrupt it though also to disparage a womanlike participants both from within and outward a state,” she said.

Waheed Para, PDP’s lady wing boss and domestic researcher to Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, indicted a slogan-shouting youths of eve-teasing and molesting women participants. “We reject a incident,” he added.

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“The duty was going on uniformly compartment some miscreants within a throng started flitting pornographic and licentious comments during lady participants and those in a audience… FIRs have been registered… during Police Station Nigeen and 12 miscreants concerned in seduction and eve-teasing have been arrested so far,” a military orator said.

The 21-km half marathon was to pass by a banks of Dal Lake along Foreshore Road. Besides some general marathoners, a vast series of locals also participated in a event.

PTI

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