Women Hold Pro-Freedom Rallies

SRINAGAR: Kashmiri women on Tuesday held pro-freedom rallies in different areas of north and south of Kashmir.

The major rallies were held in Sopore’s Duroo village in north of Kashmir, Harwan in Srinagar. In south Kashmir, the women pro-freedom rallies were held in Yamrash Kulgam, Chadarban Islamabad, Zadoora Pulwama.

These rallies were organised on the call of resistance leadership. The leadership in its current calendar had asked the women folk of Kashmir to hold pro freedom rallies today.

Local correspondent reports from Duroo suggest that women of the area came out on roads and marched raising pro-freedom and anti-India slogans. The rally concluded peacefully.

In south Kashmir’s Yamrash village of Kulgam district, hundreds of women led by Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) leaders attended the rally. The program started at 10:30 AM in a local Eidgah.

“The DeM leaders sought immediate release of political prisoners and hundreds of youths,” an eye witness said. He added that the pro-freedom leaders castigated the government for “ransacking of homes and damages to other public property”.

Kashmir’s current uprising has crossed the hundred days of continuous shutdown and curfew marked by brief periods of relaxations mostly after sundown.

So far, at least 94 civilians have been killed, over fifteen thousand others injured included nearly one thousand pellet injured.

The state has detained nearly ten thousand political activists, protestors during this period. Many of the detained have been bailed out. However, some five hundred persons have been put in jails under ‘lawless’ Public Safety Act (PSA).


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