Women must take care of themselves during encounters, says Mehjoor

Women must take care of themselves during encounters, says Mehjoor
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Humera Hussain

SRINAGAR: The State Women’s Commission (SWC) has asked the Kashmiri women to not act ‘in a casual manner’ when encounters are raging between militants and the government forces. Chairperson of the SWC Nayeema Ahmad Mahjoor told Kashmir Reader that people must take utmost care of their security.
“They (women) sometimes act in very casual manner. When the encounter starts, instead of running away from the encounter sites, they watch it happening,” Mehjoor told Kashmir Reader when asked what steps the SWC has taken to get justice for the two women who were recently killed during separate encounters in Yunsu village of Handwara and Batmurran village of Shopian.
“For the safety of the people we have to bring awareness among people. We are going to strategize wherein we will ensure the safety of women,” she said.
Mehjoor avoided direct response as to whether the Commission would inquire the killing of two women. Mehjoor said the commission may investigate the matter.
“We may start the inquiry in some time,” Mehjoor said. “We will also talk to the security agencies, the government and the people so that such unfortunate incidents are not repeated,” she said.

One Response to "Women must take care of themselves during encounters, says Mehjoor"

  1. Adil   December 23, 2017 at 9:59 am

    what a foolish suggestion.Instead of condemning the behaviour of the army and police who enter the houses of the people and harass the women, the chairperson of the womens commission asks people to be careful. She knows that if she speaks about the misconduct of the army she will be shown the door . Madam if you are sincere try to address the harassment our women are facing at the hands of the men in uniform rather than harassing the common men on petty issues wether a husband purchased a handbag for his wife are not.