Political empowerment, decision making of women crucial: Farooq Abdullah

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Jammu and Kashmir National Conference (JKNC) Party Patron Farooq Abdullah on Sunday said that NC has always strived for gender equality.

NC Patron also emphasized on political empowerment of women and their larger role in policy and decision making.

“Involvement of women in decision making and policy planning is necessary for achieving comprehensive, unbiased and sustainable development, which will eventually lead to harmonious growth of the society,” Farooq Abdullah said while interacting with the newly constituted NC Provincial Women Wing at a function here this afternoon.

Farooq Abdullah referred to measures taken by the National Conference over the years for women empowerment and emancipation. “This is necessary for promoting leadership roles among them,” NC Patron said.

He said that due to the prevailing situation the women of Jammu and Kashmir have been the worst sufferers.

“Discrimination and depravity at the societal and domestic-level with our mothers and sisters is not unknown in this part of the world,” he said.

“Rising unemployment and inflation in J&K is also having a cascading effect on our promising women. However, it is elating to see that girls are second to none and, in fact, they have been excelling in various fields, especially education.”

“Having women in politics, it goes without saying that it will attune party policies towards the needs of women and prepare them for the leadership roles to face the challenges of the present and future.”

“I hope that the newly elected functionaries will help in strengthening the party at grass root level and also in peacemaking and development in the region,” he said.

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