MUZAFFARABAD: A leading human rights activist on Wednesday known as upon the governments of Pakistan and India to do the requisite without more ado for early repatriation of the women left stranded in India-held Kashmir for numerous years.
reports pouring in from held Kashmir recommend that more than 200 ladies from distinct components of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and a few Pakistani towns had moved across the line of control (LoC) together with their spouses after the announcement of so-known as “give up coverage” of the Indian government for former fighters in 2011.
Their plight came beneath the highlight overdue closing month after Kubra Gillani, a 27-12 months-antique resident of Muzaffarabad who changed into divorced by using her Kashmiri husband after 8 years in their marriage, uploaded a video message on internet.
On Tuesday afternoon, Ansar Burney, leading Pakistani human rights and social activist, met Ms Gillani’s widowed mom in her rented residence on the outskirts of Muzaffarabad and told her that he were making all feasible efforts to carry her daughter and other women again to their homes.
speaking to on Wednesday, Mr Burney said he was in contact with as many as 50 “out of extra or much less three hundred” such women who were desperate to go back to their houses in AJK or Pakistan — a few due to the dissolution in their marriage and some for a quick own family visit.
“There were reviews that a number of those women are residing in acute distressful and miserable conditions and instances… Many have grow to be mental patients and a few have even committed or tried to devote suicide,” he stated.
He stated that only final week he had sent a letter to Governor of held Kashmir Satya buddy Malik, urging him to assist such ladies go back for correct or make short visits to their dad and mom in AJK and Pakistan, as and after they favored.
He stated he had also written a letter to Indian Minister for outside Affairs Sushma Swaraj in this regard.
when requested if the overseas office of Pakistan had taken any tangible step in connection with the difficulty, mainly after it became highlighted in a section of media, Mr Burney spoke back within the poor. He stated some two weeks ago he had written a letter to the foreign office as well, but he became yet to receive any response.
“if they (FO) have taken any step, at the least i'm now not aware about it till now,” he stated, adding that it changed into the obligation of the foreign workplace to elevate a voice for these girls.
published in , February 14th, 2019