22,866 women widowed, so far, in IOK

Friday – March 9, 2018
SRINAGAR (India): As the world observed the international women’s day, on Thursday, the miseries and agonies of Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK) women continue unabated, the Indian State terrorism rendered 22,866 women widowed while 11,043 were molested so far since January 1989.

According to Kashmir media service (KMS), thousands of women are among 94,930 civilians martyred by Indian troops and paramilitary personnel since January 1989.

A large number of women lost their sons, husbands, fathers and brothers during custody of Indian army and police.

Hundreds of girls were among the injured, with 16-years-old Insha Mushtaq and 14-years old Ifra Shakour who lost eyesight in firing of pellets and bullets by Indian forces since the killing of young Kashmiri leader Burhan Wani in July, 2016.

Kashmir tehreek-e-khawateen (KTeK) chairperson Zamrooda Habib along with party activists staged a silent protest in Srinagar, on Thursday, to commemorate the women day. The protesters were holding banners and placards with pictures of women killed by Indian forces.

All parties hurriyat conference (APHC) chairman Syed Ali Gilani, in a statement, reiterated that Kashmiris will continue to oppose India’s forcible occupation till the last Indian solider is quitted from IOK.

He demanded removal of Indian army camps from civilian areas, particularly in south IOK’s Shopian district.

Hurriyat forum chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, in a statement, warned of 2008 and 2016 like mass agitation if India and its local collaborators did not stop the genocide of the IOK people.

Meanwhile, complete shutdown was observed in Baramulla and Shopian against the killings of civilians by Indian forces.

All shops and business establishments were closed while public transport was off the road.

A police vehicle crushed to death an elderly man, Abdul Aziz Ahangar at Delina in Baramulla town. A large number of people participated in his funeral prayers in the town.

The APHC-Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) chapter, at a seminar held in connection with the international women’s day in Islamabad, on Thursday, denounced India for unleashing brutalities against IOK women. The speakers urged the international community to take cognizance of human rights abuses committed by Indian forces in occupied Kashmir.