Omar, Mehbooba express anguish after woman forced to deliver on road

Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti Saturday expressed anguish about the reports of a woman forced to deliver on a road in Srinagar.

Omar hoped the Governor’s administration 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.

Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti called the incident as “heart wrenching” and expressed her pain for turning away the pregnant woman from the lone maternity care hospital in capital city”

“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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