Probably somewhere a lady fainted and was not given water at the time.
Minister for Rural Development, Abdul Haq Khan, Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, and senior officials of JKSRLM were present on the occasion.
After this, other women started protesting, flinging chairs and shouting azadi slogans. "It was not managed well", she said. "Our chief minister is not only living in a make-belief world but has lost touch with reality to an extent that she has become unfit to dispense her duties". Though the Hurriyat also recently criticised the radicalisation of the Kashmir struggle, the fact that the chief minister had to face resistant at the meeting with members of these self-help groups, reinforces the reports that the PDP-BJP government is losing its popularity in the state.
Several protesters complained that they were misled by the authorities. "I dread to imagine what lies Mehbooba Mufti tells PM Modi in private when she can't even be honest about things everyone can see videos of".
However, many participants alleged that the programme was not made clear to them.
Mufti added that she will reschedule the function as this event is for the betterment of women.
What pushed the government on the backfoot was that the event was one of the outreach programmes it organized as part of the Chief Minister's efforts to reconnect with the masses. The anger was evident when Mehbooba reached the venue where thousands of women from various self-help groups had gathered, an official said. Under this scheme, women can be trained in skills under different programmes and schemes by various organisations.
Meanwhile, former chief minister Omar Abdullah ridiculed the government for using the state machinery for "rebuilding Mehbooba Mufti's non-existing credibility".