Pakistan pays tribute to Kashmiri women braving Indian atrocities
March 8, 2020 05:49 PM
On the occasion of International Women's Day, Pakistan paid tribute to the resolve and perseverance of Kashmiri women who are facing gruesome atrocities at the hands of the Indian government for decades.
“We pay special tribute to all the Kashmiri women who have suffered Indian atrocities Since 1989: 22,911 women widowed 11,179 women molested and raped 2377 women killed Women leaders Asiya Andrabi, Nahida Nasreen, Fahmida Sofi & many others remain incarcerated #Kashmiriwomen,” said Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui in a tweet on Sunday.
As the world marks the Women’s Day, the victimization of women in occupied Kashmir continues unabated while thousand of them continue to face the psychological trauma of decades-long Indian brutalities.
A report released by Kashmir Media Service on Sunday said that thousands of women are among the 95,507 Kashmiris martyred by Indian forces since 1989.
Over 11,000 women were raped, hundreds widowed while thousands lost their mostly male family members in custodial disappearances.
The report revealed that thousands of schoolgoing girls have been wounded, many of them blinded, by the pellets fired by Indian troops.