Srinagar, Mar 8: Several women observed Women’s Day as black day here, alleging atrocities against women.
The protestors assembled under the banner of International Forum for Justice and Human Rights wearing black bands on arms.
“In society, the worst ever social issue today is the concern of security and respect of women, and the place which they deserve is diminishing day by day besides the enormous laws of protection and higher literacy,” said protestors.
“Today, women are being sexually assaulted, raped, molested, harassed, kidnapped, abducted and even murdered brutally for the resistance if ever shown,” they added.
Chairmain IFJHR, Ahsan Untoo who led the protests, expressed his grief over the serious concern and stated that “there is no such place in the world which would guarantee the women their dignity and honour, be it at home or office, bus or train, park or market, country or abroad or from dear ones or strangers”.
“Sometimes these crimes against women stop at molesting and rape and sometimes it ends with the murder of the victim. There are numerous examples from whole Jammu and Kashmir like that of Kunan Poshpora, Pazalpora Kupwara, Mir Bazaar Islamabad, Jagarpora, Malangam Bandipora, Chanapora, Maramat Dooda, Marvel Pulwamma, Mahur Udhampur, Tahab Pulwamma, Banihal, Rajouri Poonch, Sunderbani or of Tabinda Gani from Handwara and many other unreported examples which shows apathy towards women and their sufferings”.
He said that recent example of Gulzar Bhat alias Gulzar Peer, Romana Murder Case, Brutal Acid Attacks particularly on young students from colleges and universities, dowry death cases show that there is no change in the crime rate against women.