Militants Rehabilitation policy: Wives of ex-militants who returned home urge Imran-Modi to rescue them | KNO

Demand travel documents to return home especially for widows, divorced ones
Militants Rehabilitation policy: Wives of ex-militants who returned home urge Imran-Modi to rescue them | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, February 02 (KNO) : Pakistani wives of Kashmiri militants who had returned under government announced rehabilitation policy on Saturday protested here, demanding state to implement its approved policy and issue them travel documents so that they can visit their homes. They raised slogans in favour of justice and urged government to stand by its promises done with them. “We returned along with our husbands after government declared its policy of rehabilitating militants and their families who come back from Pakistan, however state backstabbed us," protesting ladies told KNO, while accusing government of apathy towards human case. They protesting families said that the successive governments have played ‘cruel joke’ with their lives by turning blind eye towards their plight. They said that they returned over the then Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's announced Rehabilitation policy. The protesting women urged Government of India and Pakistan to help them and take serious note of women who either have been divorced or their husbands have died. "It's an irony that people who believed in states promise have been left to a life of misery by the state itself, it’s an apathy that state should shun," they said. According to KNO correspondent, they demanded that government should implement the much hyped rehabilitation policy and they be provided travel documents so that they can visit their homes in Pakistan. "We have been held hostage to the political gimmicks and many of our relatives including parents, brothers and sisters have died while waiting to have our last glimpse. It's high time that government relooks at our plight at takes a serious note of our conditions," they told KNO. The protest demonstration comes in wake of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's state visit on Feb 3. "We appeal to PM Modi and President of India to have a look at our plight and take a bold decision to implement its own policy," they urged. (KNO)