MIRPUR (AJK): The Kashmir Institute of International Relation (KIIR) and World Muslim Congress (WMC) -has organised a joint webinar under the theme of “International Women’s Day: Kashmiri women crying for justice”, here on Tuesday.
Speakers at a webinar hosted on the eve of International Women’s Day paid rich tributes to Kashmiri women for their unmatched struggle against the Indian illegal occupation of the motherland and barbarism in the bleeding vale of IIOJK.
The speakers marked the day with reiteration of the firm pledge to continuously challenge and shake the international conscience until the oppressed women of Indian-occupied Kashmir are heard and given relief.
This year the theme selected for the international women is ‘choose to challenge’ Despite all odds and the brutalities against the Kashmiri women, the Kashmiri women have adopted this theme and have chosen to challenge the unjustified occupation of India in Kashmir.
Prominent human rights activists, academicians and lawyers spoke on the occasion include Ms. Julie Ward Former MEP, Barrister Margaret Owen UK, Barrister Nida Salam, Ms. Fatima Ayed Alrashidi, Ms. Sheni Ahmed Turkey , Attorney Marina Zucca Italy, Ms. Rehana Ali UK, Ms Rida Mourad Lebanon, Ms. Giulia Ferreira Delgado, Ms. Christian Constantinides, Dr. Saira Shah Prof Shagufta Ashraf and Illustrious Hurriyat leader and KIIR Supremo Altaf Hussain Wani.
Speakers highlighted the miseries the women in Kashmir face every day for the last 73 years.
Speakers vehemently condemned the sexual and mental torture women have to undergo at the hands of the occupational forces and the use of discriminatory laws against them.
They also mentioned the International commitments made under several international laws and conventions to protect the honour and respectful lives of women in conflict and under occupation.