Srinagar, September 24 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, women speakers have said huge militarization has destructed families in Kashmir and entire society has moved to insecure and vulnerable situations where women get confined to their homes.
According to media sources, speakers at a programme ‘Baatein Aman Ki’ at Institute of Hotel Management in Srinagar said that the ongoing conflict has also impacted the lives of womenfolk in Kashmir. They said women need to own their history by empowering themselves with education and begin the reformation of society. They urged the stakeholders to come forward and held women to achieve their respected spaces in the society. They said that empowering women during crisis and conflict was vital. The programme was organsied by ANHAD, Kashmir Women’s Collective, ELFA International, Convex Infra, and Mehboob Arts. On the occasion, Assistant Professor, Department of Women Studies, University of Kashmir, Dr Shazia Malik, said that womenfolk need to own their history by empowering themselves with education and begin to revolutionize the whole society. She said during past few decades, there has been a tremendous increase in domestic violence incidents in the Kashmir. Another speaker, Farah Zaidi said that women have to take charge and empower themselves and they don’t wait for someone else to do it for them. They have a can-do mindset and habits that move them forward even in the face of adversity, she said. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, September 24 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the Federation of Chambers of Industries Kashmir (FCIK) has demanded a high-level probe into step-motherly treatment to Jammu and Kashmir in terms of industry growth.
According to media sources, the FCIK in a meeting held under the chairmanship of its President, Mukhtar Yousuf, denounced the Indian authorities for their step-motherly treatment to Kashmir both in terms of creating industrial infrastructure and addressing the genuine problems of valley-based units. The participants of the meeting said that only a few districts in Jammu region had been receiving attention of authorities over the decades which have led to gross inequality in growth and development of industries across the territory. The participants of the meeting regretted that the negative role and ‘divide and rule’ policy adopted by the sponsors had brought the industry in Kashmir to a grinding halt. They said the decision to transfer all industrial estates to corporations for their control is proving fatal for the reasons that these corporations have started treating the units as their profit-earning entities. KASHMIR VOICE
Srinagar, September 24 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, the Economic Alliance (KEA) has criticized the anti-people policies of the Indian authorities.
According to media sources, the KEA Co-chairman, Farooq Ahmed Dar in a press conference in Srinagar, has strongly opposed the decision of the authorities to go for privatization of the power sector. He said that privatize distribution of electricity in Jammu and Kashmir is a direct attack on Article 35-A and demanded immediate revocation of the decision. He said that the KEA had supported the strike call of Power employees and threatened to intensify their protest against the move. KASHMIR VOICE