‘Either give us rights or deport us’, say protesting women
Srinagar, September 02 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistani wives of former Kashmiri militants, who returned to the Valley through Nepal under a government rehabilitation scheme, staged a protest in Srinagar, urging the occupation authorities to either deport them or give citizenship to them.
The protesting women told media that the promises made with them were not fulfilled. They said that first they were allowed to enter into Valley along with their Kashmiri husbands and then ‘harassed’ and deprived of all rights in IIOJK.
The protesting women said that they were facing inhuman treatment. “Either give us all the rights or deport us to Pakistan. We are also human beings and want to live a respectful life,” the protesting women said.
Misbah, one of the participants in the protest, said that they were eager to meet their families back in Pakistan but the Indian government was not providing travel documents to them. “We appeal the government to provide us facilities and travel documents to help settle with our families in the Valley,” she said, adding that they feel they are living in prison.
Many former Kashmiri militants settled in Pakistan had returned to IIOJK with their families after the then administration of puppet Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, in 2010 announced a rehabilitation scheme for them.