‘NC alive to women issues’
SRINAGAR: National Conference (NC) General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar on Monday visited the shrine of Hazrat Sheikh Syed Abdul Qadir Geelani (RA) at Khanyar to take stock of the arrangements for the approaching Urs.
Sagar impressed upon the administration to ensure uninterrupted power supply, steady water deliverance to the shrine and adjoining areas in view of the Urs (anniversary),a statement issued here read.
“I have impressed on the local administration to make all possible arrangements for the forthcoming Urs. I have had discussion with the caretakers of the shrine. I look forward to synchronized effort by the administration and the caretakers during the Urs days,” he said.
Sagar assured all support to the caretaker of shrine.
Meanwhile, NC’s women’s wing president Shameema Firdous while addressing a gathering of women’s wing here at party headquarters vouched for a society which is sensible towards the issues of women. “National Conference is alive to the issues of women. We will continue to highlight the issues of women. Our party believes in gender equality,” she said.
She also highlighted the recent decisions taken by the current administration on the institutions of state. “It is highly unfortunate to see governor administration politicking. The mounting woes of people vis-à-vis power supply and water supply has aggravated the people, the indifference of the administration is making things worse,” she said.
Provincial president Sabiya Qadiri urged women to stand for their rights. “No society can develop if half of the population is in distress. A nation to develop has to be appreciative of women and their rights,” she added.