Muzaffarabad women protest Kashmir plight
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Muzaffarabad, July 17: Hundreds of women on Friday staged a protest rally organized to express solidarity with the people of Kashmir.
Raising pro-freedom slogans, women in burqa and veils thronged the district headquarter complex of Muzaffarabad from refugee camps and surrounding localities.
They carried banners and placards condemning human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir.
Hundreds of women gathered at Central Press Club to hold the “Solidarity Conference” under the auspices of Kashmir Liberation. “Kashmiris voice for freedom is being suppressed. It is highly condemnable,” they said.
Women speakers including deputy speaker Legislative Assembly, Mehr-un-Nasa and state minister Shama Malik urged the government of Pakistan to file a “war crime case” against India at the International Court of Justice for “killing innocent civilians in Jammu and Kashmir.”
“Pakistan must give up apologetic behavior on Kashmir and adopt an aggressive attitude,” the protestors said in a resolution adopted at the Solidarity Conference.
The members also expressed solidarity with the people of Pakistan. They urged India to withdraw troops from Jammu and Kashmir to show the world that the country was honoring human rights of the people of Kashmir.
“This conference also urged United Nations to take the notice of worsening situation in Kashmir and implement United Nations Security Council resolutions on Kashmir so that plebiscite can be held under UN for the determination Kashmiris’ future,” the members said.
The participants feared that the deteriorating situation in Kashmir can go “out of control if UN, US and other countries of the world did not take of the notice of the happenings in Kashmir.”
“We the refugees and settlers hereby declare that we will continue offering sacrifices till the liberation of Kashmir,” they said.
The women marched to the camp office of United Nations Military Observer Group for India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP). “Mera nagar, tera nagar, Srinagar, Srinagar,” they shouted. They later handed over a memorandum to UNMOGIP seeking withdrawal of troops from the state.
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