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Carry forward the glorious struggles for women’s rights: Tarigami

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JAMMU MARCH 8: While commenting on International Women’s Day, CPI(M) leader and MLA Kulgam, M Y Tarigami today said that need of the hour is to build a united platform to ensure justice to Asifa (Kathua teenager) and thwart the designs of communal elements.

“As we celebrate International Women’s Day, the gruesome rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl Asifa Bano in Kathua by the enemies of humanity remind us of the challenges confronting us. Everybody in Jammu and Kashmir, irrespective of color, caste, creed and religion should have raised their voice against this brutality, but unfortunately some fringe elements are trying to communalise this incident by holding meetings in favour of the accused, which is most unfortunate,” Tarigami said in a statement issued here.

Tarigami said that due to the rightwing government at the helm of affairs, women are facing an all out attack on their rights and stressed that ‘we must stand firmly in solidarity with the struggles of women and people for their democratic rights, the world over.’

“Society can progress and create a liveable social order only when women get equal rights and equal opportunities. The women activists must unitedly resist the policies of the government which are responsible for not providing enough opportunities to them in the field of education and livelihood,” he added.

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