In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmiri, Pakistani wives of former Kashmiri mujahideen held a protest demonstration in Srinagar, seeking either citizenship rights or deportation to their country of origin.
Scores of these aggrieved women appeared in the Press Enclave and held a silent sit-in along with their children, saying that no one from the administration came to them to talk about their issues. The protesting women said that they failed to understand why the authorities are not taking measures to address their issues.
Seeking justice, one of the protesting woman Sairah Javaid said, we have come here (IIOJK) in 2010 under the (so-called) rehabilitation policy and since 2012, we are out on roads, seeking either the acceptance by the government or the travel documents so that we can go and meet our families.
She added that if the Indian government is not ready to accept them, then measures should be taken to facilitate their deportation back to Pakistan. “Then that is the only option for us and instead of making us suffer here, better is to send us back,” she maintained.
Another woman, Misbah said they came to IIOJK in 2010 under a rehabilitation policy announced by the then admin of the territory and now they have been made to suffer daily which is not only taking a toll on them but is also resulting in a troubled upbringing of their children.—KMS