Kashmiri women paying heavy price for Indian occupation: Mushaal


Chairperson of Peace and Culture Organisation Mushaal Hussein Mullick on Wednesday came down hard on the fascist Narendra Modi fascist government for using the “rape of Kashmiri women as a weapon of war to humiliate Kashmiris and suppress the ongoing freedom struggle to shackles of Indian brutal subjugation”.

Speaking as the chief guest at a seminar ‘Status of Women’s Rights in Indian IIOJK at the National University of Modern Languages, on the occasion of the International Women’s Day marked on Wednesday, she said although every Kashmiri was a victim of Indian state terrorism, the women were the worst sufferers of the Indian savagery. She said that besides sexual violence, the Kashmiri women had been suffering psychological and physical horrors at the hands of brutal Indian troops. “Day by day, conditions of Kashmiri women in IIOJK are going from bad to worse,” she added.

Mushaal, a wife of senior Hurriyat leader Yasin Malik, said that the miseries and victimisation of the Kashmiri women at the hands of occupation forces, police, paramilitary and agencies continue unabated in Indian illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), making the life hell for the residents of the valley. Paying glowing tributes to the valiant Kashmiri women for their supreme sacrifices in the ongoing freedom movement, the Chairperson said that thousands of women were among 96,181 people of Jammu and Kashmir, who were martyred by Indian troops since January 1989 till date.

She said that at least, 682 women have been martyred by the troops since January 2001 but the fascist authorities could not dampen the courage of the brave women.

Mushaal said that the gravity of the situation could be gauged by the fact that over 22,958 women were rendered widowed while 11,256 women were molested/ disgraced by Indian troops. Moreover, she went on to say that thousands of women lost their sons, husbands, fathers and brothers in the occupied territory, who were subjected to custodial disappearance by Indian troops.