ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information Shibli Faraz on International Widows’ Day paid tribute to the Kashmiri women.
In a tweet on Tuesday, Shibli Faraz while paying tribute to the Kashmiri women, wrote, “I would like to pay tribute to brave Kashmiri women whose husbands sacrificed their lives in the struggle for self-determination and were subjected to oppression by the Indian occupying forces.”
بیواؤں کے عالمی دن پر بہادر کشمیری خواتین کو خراجِ تحسین پیش کرتے ہیں جن کے شوہرحق خود ارادیت کی جدوجہد پر قربان ہوگئے اور بھارتی قابض افواج کے ظلم و جبر کا شکار ہوئے۔ان نیم بیواؤں کے عزم واستقلال کو سلام جن کے خاوند بھارتی عقوبت خانوں میں بہیمانہ تشدد کا نشانہ بنے ہوئےہیں۔
According to him, Kashmiris were subjected to oppression by the Indian occupying forces.
There are authentic reports that the Indian security forces have killed more than one hundred thousand Kashmiris from 1989 to April 2020. The number of women raped and gang-raped stands at 11170, besides 22913 women who were widowed.
International Widows Day is a United Nations ratified day of action to address the “poverty and injustice faced by millions of widows and their dependents in many countries.
As per the United Nations, there are an estimated 258 million widows around the world, and nearly one in ten live in extreme poverty. Apart from that, 2.7 billion women are denied access to the same choice of jobs as men due to legal restrictions.