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Always at forefront to ensure women’s participation in politics: Shameema Firdous

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Sabiya Qadri, other senior women’s wing functionaries address workers

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Women’s Wing President Shameema Firdous on Wednesday said that NC has always been on the frontline in the struggle to ensure women’s safety, security, representation, empowerment, and equality.

She, according to the NC spokesperson, said this while addressing a meeting of the party’s women’s wing functionaries of Budgam, Ganderbal, and Srinagar at Nawa-e-Subha, Srinagar. Provincial President women’s wing Er. Sabiya Qadri, Senior women’s wing functionaries also addressed the meeting.

In her address, Shameema Firdous said that women have a larger role to play in politics. “NC has long ago recognized women’s voices and involved them in decision-making at all levels. There are a lot more women leaders in our party now. We need women’s touch to political decisions to have resultant policies more attuned to the needs of our daughters, mothers, and sisters in urban as well as rural areas,” she said adding, “It is elevating to see educated women join us in rows from different walks of life. I hope that the new joining will help us actualise the progressive vision of Madre Meharban.”

Praising the role of Madre Meharban, Women’s wing Provincial President Er. Sabiya Qadri said that the efforts of Madre Meharban bore anticipated results in improving the self-confidence, voice and political standing of women across Jammu and Kashmir. “We have to take the mission envisioned by her to its logical conclusion by ensuring women’s participation in politics to its fullest. Today the ranks of the women’s wing are swelling with educated women from different walks of life from different regions. This has to go on. The doors of NC are open for everyone who wants to contribute his/her bid in nation-building on progressive lines,” she said.

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