Women’s resistance in Kashmir freedom struggle highlighted



On Kashmiri Women’s Resistance Day, the Department of Psychology, University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (UAJK), in collaboration with Kashmir Policy Research Institute (KPRI), organised a seminar at UAJK campus on Thursday to discuss the experiences and contributions of Kashmiri women in the ongoing freedom struggle in the Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

The seminar was attended by several notable speakers, including Nisaran Abbasi MLA, Dr Ayesha Sohail Registrar UAJK, Dr Raja Muhammad Sajjad Khan Director KPRI, Dr Samina Sabir Khan, Chairperson of Department of Psychology, Dr Sumera Shafique Director Institute of Kashmir Studies, Madeha Shakeel Department of International Relations and others.

The event provided a platform for the experts to share their perspectives, research, and insights on the topic of Kashmiri women’s resistance, as well as to highlight the challenges faced by women in the held territory and the ways in which they have contributed to the ongoing struggle for justice and freedom, said a press release issued by the Public Relations Department of UAJK.

One of the key themes that emerged from the seminar was the importance of recognising and valuing the contributions of Kashmiri women to the struggle for freedom and self-determination. The speakers emphasised that while women had often been marginalized in discussions about Kashmiri resistance, they have played a critical role in shaping the movement and advocating for their deprived fundamental rights. “From organizing protests and mobilising support to providing care and support to those affected by violence and oppression, women have been at the forefront of the struggle for justice and freedom in Kashmir,”.