New Delhi: Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti's hypocrisy was exposed when she welcomed multiple rape accused, self-styled social activist and lawyer Talib Hussain in her People's Democratic Party (PDP), BJP's former alliance partner.

Hussain had made headlines during the Kathua rape case in which he took full political mileage by making the incident communal.

While Mufti has been trying to create political ripples of late, they have largely been unsuccessful. After issuing anti-India and pro-separatist statements, Hussain's entry into her party has undoubtedly done the trick for her.

History sheet of Hussain 

1. Hussain was arrested for allegedly raping a woman in Chadwa forest of Samba district in the Tral area in 2018. The lawyer was arrested after the victim complained that Hussain had raped her when she had gone for grazing cattle in the forest. Hussain could get bail only after two months of arrest.

2. Hussain was also one of the people to be accused in the #MeToo movement. A JNU student had come out and accused him of raping her. According to the student she was raped in a Batla House Flat in Delhi. She had invited Hussain for a talk on the campus. 

Even left-leaning advocate Indira Jaisingh had refused to represent him in the Supreme Court in light of these allegations. She was representing Hussain in a case alleging he was tortured in Jammu and Kashmir police custody.

3. The litany of his alleged crimes against women does not end here. Hussain is also accused of torturing his wife for dowry. His estranged wife got a case registered in June 2018 for allegedly torturing her and demanding dowry. He had to take anticipatory bail from the J&K high court. 

4. Hussain had also earlier been booked under the Arms Act.