22,944 women widowed in IIOJK since 1989

As the world is observing the International Widows Day today, miseries and victimization of the Kashmiri women at the hands of Indian troops, police and agencies continue unabated in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

According to a report released by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service on the occasion of the International Widows Day, the unabated Indian state terrorism rendered 22,944 women widowed since January 1989 till date as their husbands were martyred by Indian military, paramilitary and police personnel.

It said around 2500 women whose husbands were subjected to custodial disappearance after their arrest by Indian troops and police during the last 34 years are referred to as half widows.

The report said the Kashmiri women are targeted for raising their voice against Indian brutalities.

Meanwhile, APHC leaders and rights activists in their separate statements in Srinagar said the Kashmiri women are the worst victims of Indian state terrorism in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

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