Islamabad, March 08, 2016 (PPI-OT):As the world observes the International Women’s Day, today, the miseries and victimization of Kashmiri women by Indian troops and police personnel in occupied Kashmir continue unabated. According to a report released by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, on the occasion of the International Women’s Day, today, thousands of women were among 94,327 civilians, martyred by Indian troops and other paramilitary forces since January 1989 till date.
It revealed that since January 1989 the state terrorism had rendered 22,810 women widowed while 10,176 were molested by the Indian forces’ personnel. The report said that thousands of women suffered the loss of their sons, husbands, fathers and brothers in the occupied territory who got disappeared in the custody and killed by the Army, police and paramilitary personnel. As per the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons, more than 8,000 Kashmiris went missing during the past 27 years, it added.
The report further pointed out that majority of the Kashmiris suffering from multiple psychic problems was of womenfolk. Meanwhile, Hurriyet leaders including Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Hakeem Abdul Rasheed and Bilal Siddiqui in their joint statement issued in Srinagar deplored that while the world was observing women’s rights, men in uniform who violated honour and dignity of women in Kashmir were being awarded with medals by India.
The leaders stated that Kashmiri women had been brutalized by Indian occupational forces. They observed that mothers were waiting for their disappeared sons, widows and half widows were in pain. The leaders said that the manner in which Kashmiri people especially women had been made destitute and children orphaned was a question mark on the integrity of entire humanity.
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