Women in Kashmir not safe: Mirwaiz

SRINAGAR: Expressing dissatisfaction over the procedure adopted by the High Court while dealing with molestation case against former minister of state Shabir Khan, Chairman Hurriyat conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Thursday said the incident will not be tolerated at any cost and that the protest demonstrations will be held at all mosques and shrines against the ‘heinous crime’.

Talking to KNS on the sidelines of a seminar organised by Hurriyat (M) on Thursday Mirwaiz stated that the women in the state were not safe and that the recent incident was of serious nature and must not be overlooked.

“The moral degradation starts from the higher side and it is quite unfortunate that these officers are being thrust upon the people of the state.”

Mirwaiz, who returned to valley after two weeks, stated that the people who were involved in the sex racket in the past are roaming free and those who are raising the slogans of democracy provided safe passage to the culprits.

“The files are gathering dust in the state offices and no action against the accused has taken place.”

Asserting that Hurriyat (M) will not remain silent over the issue, Mirwaiz said that the protest demonstrations will be carried out so that the culprits could be unmasked at large and be brought in the public court.”

Mirwaiz said that besides the political leadership, Kashmir’s ulema will be involved in protesting against the incident so that no such action is repeated in future. 

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