Islamabad, November 25 (KMS): The Convener of All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter, Mahmood Ahmed Saghar, has said that the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is being observed worldwide, today, however, women in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir are constantly being subjected to violence by Indian troops.
Mahmood Ahmed Saghar in a statement issued in Islamabad expressed concern over the miserable plight of women in the occupied territory. He said Kashmiri women are bravely facing the Indian brutalities and playing an important role in the ongoing freedom movement.
APHC-AJK Convener said the Indian troops are using molestation of the Kashmiri women as a weapon of war to suppress the Kashmiris’ freedom struggle. He added that the Indian forces’ personnel had killed thousands of people extra-judicially or subjected them to custodial disappearance, which affected thousands of women, who are known as ‘half widows’.
Mahmood Ahmed Saghar deplored that India was indiscriminately using bullets and pellet in the territory and blinded many men and women. He said that India was using every brutal tactic to suppress the ongoing freedom movement but would fail in its nefarious designs and the people of Kashmir would continue their struggle till complete success.
He appealed to the United Nations to step up its efforts for the just settlement of the Kashmir dispute according to its own resolutions so that permanent peace could be established in the region.