Pakistani wives of ex-militants hold protest in Baramulla, demands travel documents

BARAMULLA: The wives of former militants of Kashmir held a protest here in north Kashmir’s Baramulla town on Monday against the government who, according to protesters, not providing them travel documents and allowing them to visit their parents in Pakistan.
Eyewitness said that dozens of wives of former militants assembled here in north Kashmir’s Baramulla town on Monday and held a protest.The protesting wives holding posters and banners shouting slogans demanded that Indian government should provide them travel documents and allow them to go Pakistan to meet their parents. Protesters marched from Kiryapa Park to Khanpora from the highway and were on their way to Uri to cross the Line of Control (LoC).
Talking to media men, they said that they came here with their husbands under the rehabilitation policy announced by the government of Jammu and Kashmir, however from the time they were not allowed to meet their parents at Muzaffarabad and Pakistan which is completely injustice for a woman after marriage.
“Earlier we held several protests in Srinagar and at other areas and government also assured us that they will think about our demands but days passed into months and months into years and our demand is still pending, we came here after the nod of both India and Pakistan, and both the nation’s agreed that they will provide us proper travel documents so that we can meet our parents time to time through proper channel, but later they forget us. Allow us to go to our parents or kill us, there are no more options” a protester said.
Eyewitness said that as they reached near the Khanpora temple where a team of police already deployed in the area stopped their way and not allowed them to go towards Uri, the officers on spot assured them that they will forward their grievances to the government.


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