India Using Molestation Of Women As A Weapon Of War In IIOJK
Faizan Hashmi 2 months ago Thu 26th November 2020 | 10:00 AM
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 26th Nov, 2020 ) :In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference and other Hurriyat leaders and organizations have deplored that India is using molestation of women as a weapon of war to suppress the Kashmiris' just struggle for securing their inalienable right to self-determination.
According to Kashmir Media Service, the APHC General Secretary, Molvi Bashir Ahmed Irfani said that the international human rights organizations including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch had reported the brutal incidents of torture and molestation of women in IIOJK and such incidents were on the rise in the territory.
He said that thousands of women had been martyred by Indian troops for their affiliation with the ongoing freedom movement and many others including Aasiya Andrabi were still imprisoned in various jails of IIOJK and India and were being continuously subjected to mental and physical torture.
He said that the criminal silence of the UN on the atrocities against the Kashmiri women had emboldened the Indian occupational troops. He said it is the time to take to task the Indian soldiers involved in heinous crimes against the Kashmiri women.
APHC leader and the patron of Jammu and Kashmir Mass Movement, Farida Bahenji, in her statement said that Indian occupational forces were victimizing the Kashmiri women for their role in the ongoing freedom struggle.
Around a hundred women were gang-raped by Indian troops in Kunanposhpora area of Kupwara in 1991. Aasiya and Neelofar were targeted in 2009 in Shopian and even 9-year-old Asifa was not spared," she said. Farida Bahenji said that since August 05, 2019 there had been a sharp increase in this brutality.
"In such a situation, the silence of the human rights organizations is surprising. They have to raise their voice against Indian brutalities and the violence against women in IIOJK must be stopped," she added.
A spokesman of Jammu and Kashmir Employees Movement in a statement in Srinagar expressed serious concern over the continued illegal detention of Dukhtaran-e-Millat Chairperson, Aasiya Andrabi, and her associates, Naheeda Nasreen and Fehmeeda Sufi, in New Delhi's infamous Tihar Jail.
He said that Aasiya Andrabi was suffering from various ailments and no proper treatment was being given to her. He said that her health could deteriorate further due to continued detention.
He, however, made it clear that such brutal tactics could not stop the Kashmiris from pursuing their struggle for right to self-determination.