United struggle for better future for women only way forward: Tarigami | KNO

Demands reservation of women in elected bodies
United struggle for better future for women only way forward: Tarigami | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, March 08 (KNO) : While strongly advocating for equal decisions making rights for men and women and accountability of the government towards the issues confronting women, CPI (M) leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami Friday demanded adequate representation to women in elected bodies. The Government of India, despite tall claims has betrayed the women on the reservation bill. “The history of International Women’s Day started on March 8, 1913. This was the year when Russian working women first observed Women’s day. What started as a call by socialist women echoed across the world with country after country accepting the day as Women’s Day and finally the United Nations in 1975 gave the call for International Women’s Day on March 8,” Tarigami said in a statement issued to KNO. He said women across classes, regions, and communities raise the demands of women’s emancipation on March 8. “Today when clouds of confrontation of India and Pakistan are looming large, working women must raise their voice for peace and de-escalation. Again when fanatic hoodlums harass the toiling sections particularly those Kashmiris studying and working outside, working and progressive sections must resist such brutalities. All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) Lucknow Committee deserves to be congratulated for their timely intervention to save Kashmiri dry fruit vendors in Lucknow,” he added. He said “the crime against women is also increasing day-by-day and the gruesome incidents of Kathua and Boniyar (Uri) must be an eye-opener for all of us. The perpetrators of such crimes are enemies of humanity and remind us of the challenges confronting us.” “Everybody in Jammu and Kashmir, irrespective of color, caste, creed and religion should raise their voice against these brutalities. There is a need for a comprehensive campaign against the obscurantism, exploitation and violence against the women,” he added. Tarigami further said the decision of Governor Administration to reverse the previous government’s order of exempting women from paying stamp duty on registration of land is unjust and the Governor must reconsider it. “The previous government had taken this small step of exemption for women from paying stamp duty on registration of land, which was a huge relief for women,” he added.(KNO)