Srinagar: The Pakistani wives of Kashmiri ex-militants who have returned from Pakistan administered Kashmir under a rehabilitation program on Monday held a protest demonstration here in Srinagar demanding the Government of India as well as Jammu and Kashmir Government to provide travel documents to them, so they can go back to their homes in Pakistan administered Kashmir.
Scores of the Pakistani wives of Kashmiri ex- millants assembled here in press enclave and chanting slogans ” We want Justice” and ” We want travel documents for going back to Pakistan”.
The protesting women said that they had returned to Kashmir with their husbands after the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah announced a rehabilitation programme for surrendered militants in 2010.
Saira, one of the protesting women said that we have been living in the Kashmir valley for the last 10 years. But are facing a lot of problems on a daily basis due to non- availability of the travel documents.
“We are not able to meet our parents and relatives due to lack of travel documents, some of us have lost their parents but we couldn’t visit Pakistan due to non- availability of travel documents,” She said.
“If the government cannot provide citizenship rights and travel documents to us. Then the government should deport us. So, we can live with our families in Pakistan,” She said.
The protesting wives of ex-militants appealed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and LG Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha to look into the matter.