‘Thousands of women killed in Kashmir since Jan 1989’
Srinagar, March 08: A large number of lawyers associated with the High Court Bar Association staged a protest demonstration in Srinagar, today, against the Indian unabated Indian state terrorism in the territory.
The lawyers held the demonstration at the High Court premises in line with the protest calendar issued by the joint resistance leadership. Speaking on the occasion, the Bar President, Mian Abdul Qayoom, referring to the International Women’s Day being observed worldwide, today, said that thousands of Kashmiri men and women had been affected and many blinded by pellets, but the world was watching the entire episode as a silent spectator. He cited the example of a 14-year-old girl student Insha Malik from Shopian, who has been blinded after being hit by pellets.
Meanwhile, a report released by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, on the International Women’s Day, today said that thousands of women were among 95,000 civilians martyred by Indian troops and paramilitary personnel since January 1989. The report revealed that the Indian state terrorism had rendered 22,832 women widowed, while 10,828 were molested by the Indian forces’ personnel. It said that thousands of women suffered the loss of their sons, husbands, fathers and brothers who were subjected to custodial disappearance by Indian forces.
On the other hand, normal life remained crippled in Tral and adjacent areas of Pulwama district for the fourth consecutive day, today, due to shutdown against the killing of two fighters by Indian forces in the town on Sunday.