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‘Women worst victims of turmoil’

Victims even after two decades are waiting for the justice

President of Jammu and Kashmir Youth Alliance Syed Farhana on Thursday said that Kashmiri women have been the worst victims of turmoil.

 Addressing a women meet organized by JKYA here Farhana said, “Whenever we talk and think about the brutalities faced by Kashmiris we can’t deny the fact that we have suffered immensely during the past three decades. We have lost young boys and girls and have faced brutality and violence. Women have been the worst sufferers.”

Other women speakers said, “It’s a plan of certain groups to push women to wall so that their voices should be muzzled and they should not be heard. We live in a democracy where judiciary is independent and onus lies on us to identify the perpetrators who have committed atrocities on the women folk during all these years.”

 Referring to Kunan pohspora mass rape incident they said, “Victims even after two decades are waiting for the justice.” “A young girl in Kathua could have become doctor engineer or at least could have been there for her parents but she lies in the grave as she also became the victim of senseless violence against women,” the speakers said. “In Kashmir whenever any crackdown or CASO takes place women are used  as shields.” They said there have been so many cases where young Kashmiri girls have been killed blinded by the forces mostly in south Kashmir. They said, “It’s high time for the government to wake up and stop atrocities being committed against the women. To begin with the GoI should act against the security forces officials, who were involved in the crimes against women at Kunanposhpora and Shopian.” They said that stringent laws should be framed to punish the men who are involved in crime against women.

Government of India’s move to push through Parliament a bill for reservation to economically weak upper caste segment of the population has brought the focus back on a similar piece of legislation cleared by the J&K legislature in 2017.

The state administrative council has sanctioned Rs 87 crore for removing hurdles in the way of building two All India Institutes of Medical Sciences in Jammu and Kashmir.

Source: Greater Kashmir