Srinagar: Pakistani wives of former Kashmiri militants on Tuesday staged a peaceful protest in Srinagar and urged Central and Jammu and Kashmir governments to take concrete steps for their dignified rehabilitation in Kashmir.
The protesting wives of former Kashmir militants expressed disappointment over non-fulfillment of promises made by central and J-K governments. They said the Government of India first allowed us to enter into Valley along with their Kashmiri husbands but later on ‘harassed’ and deprived them of all fundamental and democratic rights in Kashmir.
“We are in acute mental stress as we are unable to meet our families who are in Pakistan. The government is paying a deaf ear to our repeated pleas and depriving us of all rights”, a lady protestor was quoted as saying by local news gathering agency Kashmir News Service (KNS).
She urged both central and regional government to provide them required travel documents so that they can visit their families who are away from them for several years.
Notably hundreds of Kashmir youth who had gone Pakistan for armed training, married Pakistani women among several turned back to Valley via Nepal border along with their families.
Protesting women alleged that they are getting insane treatment in Kashmir and appealed to give absolute irghts or deport them to Pakistan. “Either give us all due rights or deport us to Pakistan. We are also human beings and want to live a dignified life”, the protesting women said. (KNS)