‘K-resolution only way to peace’
Srinagar, Mar 13: On the second day of Women’s Conference here, the participants were unanimous that resolution of Kashmir was the only way forward to peace.
Participating in discussion on role of women in peace building, the women voiced their concern over human rights violations in Valley including arrests of the youth. “Our children are not safe. We don’t know whether they would return home in evening or not,” they said.
The killing of Tufail Matto and other youth also echoed in the discussion, with participants demanding establishment of fast track Court to punish personnel involved in their killings.
“The parents who lost their loved ones are running from pillar to post to get justice. If Government is sincere, then they should constitute fast track court for punishing the paramilitary forces and policemen involved in the killings,” said, a participant.
They also demanded that people detained under PSA should be released and independent commission should be constituted to probe the killing of youth in last year's unrest.
“Even children using new technology are booked under PSA. If New Delhi wants peace in Kashmir then it should improve its human rights track record,” said a participant.
Other issues like disappearances, mass graves, half widows, withdrawal of troops were also raised by the participants.
The women from Ladakh and Jammu also spoke about discrimination. But they were strongly countered by Kashmiri women saying that their grievances should be with Government and not with them.
Remarks of BJP leader from Jammu that GOI should stop ‘appeasement’ policy towards Kashmir drew strong reaction from the participants.
The two day conference was organized by Radha Kumar one of the interlocutors appointed by Centre on Kashmir.
Lastupdate on : Sun, 13 Mar 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 13 Mar 2011 18:30:00 GMT
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