Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday said women of the state have borne the brunt of the turmoil but empowering them would help shape a bright future for the state.
“The brave, resilient women of the state have borne the brunt of turmoil, uncertainty and instability in the state and strived against all odds to be an integral part of the state’s movement towards prosperity and peace,” he said.
Omar was addressing a women’s convention organised by his National Conference’s women’s wing at the party’s head office.
The working president of the NC said the women have shown exemplary fortitude and resilience in striving for the rights of the people of the state.
“In empowering our women and ensuring they are heard, respected and given due representation, we will be shaping a bright future for our state,” Omar said.