SRINAGAR: President of Jammu Kashmir Democratic Party (Nationalist) Ghulam Hassan Mir has called upon youth to “rise in groups and mount a round the clock vigil to save the honour of Kashmiri womenfolk” from the braid choppers who have “darkened the atmosphere with fear and paralysed life for our mothers, daughters and sisters”.
As per a statement, after visiting Devergrar village in Tangmarg area where people took out procession against an incident of broad chopping, Mir expressed wonder over the “insensitiveness” of New Delhi and state government who claim to be pursuing a “noble agenda” of Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao. “The acts of braid chopping have proved that they were pursuing this agenda in breach,” Mir said.
“I am telling you this trend of humiliating and snatching away the dignity of our women folk has exposed the double standard of the governments. They are neither interested nor have they shown any will to stop this menace,” he said.
The DP (N) president said the “highly apathetic attitude” of government has made people to lose faith in government as their sense of insecurity has deepened to the extent that girls have stopped going to schools, working women are scared of going to work places and women in general are not daring to step out of their houses.
“People should expect nothing from this government which is promoting the thesis that it is some kind of mental disorder. This is like rubbing salt to the wounds of the victims,” he said.
“Time has come when the youth should come out and form their groups to maintain the vigil to instill a sense of security among the womenfolk and also avert the assault on our social values and culture,” Mir said.