Woman entrepreneur stakes claim in KCCI’s male bastion

Woman entrepreneur stakes claim in KCCI’s male bastion

SRINAGAR: A young woman Kashmiri entrepreneur who revived Namda, the traditional Kashmiri rug, is contesting as the only woman for a seat in the 21-member executive committee of the Valley’s premier business body, the Kashmir Chamber of Industries and Commerce (KCCI). If she wins, Arifa Jan will be the second woman to be part of […]

Not a single Act for women protection implemented: Shameema Firdous

Not a single Act for women protection implemented: Shameema Firdous

Baramulla: The state president of National Conference Women’s Wing Shameema Firdous on Wednesday said not a single Act for the protection of women is being implemented on ground in the state. She was talking to reporters after holding a convention of NC Women’s Wing in Dak Bunglow here. “National Conference is the only party which […]

Despite reservation, no seats for women in buses

Despite reservation, no seats for women in buses

Srinagar: Traffic Police Srinagar has failed to implement its own order about the reservation of eight seats for women and physically challenged persons in mini buses here. The seats reserved for women and physically handicapped are occupied by male commuters. The government under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, had in 2012 issued an order directing […]

Indian forces using rape and sexual exploitation as a weapon of war: Geelani

Indian forces using rape and sexual exploitation as a weapon of war: Geelani

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani on Thursday strongly condemned the “continuous sexual assault and molestation” of innocent girls by the Indian armed forces. Referring to the recent incident of sexual assault in one of the prominent Hotel in Srinagar, wherein Major Gogoi was arrested red handed with a minor girl, Geelani said […]

‘Women should understand that conflict has achieved nothing but suffering and loss’

‘Women should understand that conflict has achieved nothing but suffering and loss’

Safina Baig, wife of Member of Parliament and PDP founding member Muzaffar Hussain Baig, formally plunged into politics after being assigned the charge of leading the PDP’s women’s wing. In an interview with Kashmir Reader special correspondent Moazum Mohammad, she talks about women power and increasing cases of sexual assault against women Moazum Mohammad: Can […]

Four months after son’s killing Shopian woman found dead

Four months after son’s killing Shopian woman found dead

SHOPIAN: Four months after her son was killed in firing by government forces, a 55-year-old woman from Nadpora village of Shopian was found dead on Monday. Local residents said that Faata Begum was in distress after her son’s killing and had almost “turned mad” in grief. “She used to visit my shop, before and after […]

Women in Kashmir successfully balancing between professional and personal life: Nayeema

Women in Kashmir successfully balancing between professional and personal life: Nayeema

Srinagar: State Women’s Commission (SWC) chairperson Nayeema Mahjoor while highlighting the contribution of Kashmiri women in different fields, said that the women in the state have been successful in maintaining the balance between their professional and personal life. Mehjoor was speaking during a one-day seminar “Contribution of Kashmiri women to the contemporary world,” organized by […]

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