Give us IIOJK citizenship or send us back, Pak wives stage protest in Srinagar

Srinagar, February 21 (KMS): The Pakistani wives of Kashmiri men staged a protest demonstration in Srinagar along with their children, demanding citizenship of the Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir or be sent back to Pakistan.

The protesting women carrying placards against injustices marched through the city center and assembled at Press Enclave in Srinagar to register their protest.

They called upon the Modi-led Indian regime to send them back to Pakistan or provide them with the citizenship of the occupied territory.

They were chanting slogans like “We want Justice”, “Humaray mutalbay pooray karo”, and “Hum kya chahte wapsi”.

“We have been oftenly registering our protest but nobody listens to us. We have been suffering immensely,” they said and the career of their children is insecure in view of delays in the citizenship and travel documentation process.

“We have been invited here under a government policy. What’s our fault and why are we made to suffer. Please send us back to Pakistan, give us our travel documents or grant us citizenship,” the protesting women told the media.

“How long shall we protest now, and what’s our mistake,” they asked. “We are caged here, and why is the government not responding to our demands.”

Pertinently, as per government data, there are around 400 Pakistani women who came to occupied Kashmir with their husbands, under the rehabilitation policy announced during the former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s tenure in 2010.

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