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Unity, discipline crucial for restoration of our rights: Shameema Firdous 

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Srinagar: The Jammu & Kashmir National Conference Women’s Wing President Shameema Firdous on Thursday said the role of women in the better and peaceful future of Jammu and Kashmir cannot be ignored in any way.

The determined, brave and motivated women here have, despite various trials and hardships, come forward to shoulder the critical responsibilities, Shameema said, adding, “Besides, they are taking a lead in the movement for restoration of abridged rights of people.”

While addressing a meeting of Women’s Wing provincial functionaries at the party headquarters here, Shameema said, “Post-2019 situation has been marked by widening gender disparity in the region. Rising unemployment, development deficit and deepening uncertainty have affected everyone in the region but women are the worst sufferers of them. Prevailing political or social issues have had a devastating effect on the dignity and lives of women.”

“Many organizations and self-styled leaders are coming to the fore to divide the voice of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, but success is possible only through unity and speaking in one language. In this case, we have to reject those elements who want to divide us into groups through various tactics,” she said. 

Provincial President Women’s Wing Er Sabia Qadri also addressed the meeting. Apart from party affairs and organizational activities, people’s problems and the current political and democratic challenges facing Jammu and Kashmir were also discussed in the meeting.

In her address, Sabia said that strengthening the J&K National Conference is the need of the hour. “There is no doubt that the National Conference is the sole guarantor of the state’s interests and for this, we have to maintain close contact with the people, besides highlighting the problems of the people and solving them,” she said.

On the occasion, a number of public issues particularly rising unemployment, spur in social evils, and skyrocketing inflation were also discussed by the functionaries.

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