Violence against Kashmiris not acceptable: Shameema Firdous

Srinagar, Feb 19: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Women’s wing president and former MLA Habbakadal constituency has expressed dismay over the incidents of intimidation against Kashmiris in many parts of the country especially in North India seeking stern action again those involved in the incidents.
Addressing a meet of Women’s Wing functionaries here at party headquarters Nawa-e-Subah, Shameema Firdous said, “The acts of intimidation against Kashmiris is of prime concern to us. The sporadic incidents of arson and intimidation against Kashmiris across some parts of the country are condemnable.”
Shameema while calling violence against Kashmiris as unfortunate said, “The reports of harassment of Kashmiris across the country in the wake of the attack in Pulwama has provided an opportunity to communal forces to polarize the country in few of the ensuring LS and state elections. Our children are being thrown out by their tenants for something which they are not responsible for. Acts like these will create a wedge between the communities. I deem some sections of media are equally responsible for fanning the passions by resorting to malicious propaganda against innocent Kashmiris,” she said.
She maintained that the response of GoI towards the sporadic attacks on Kashmiris has been feeble. “There was no strong condemnation of the acts of violence against Kashmiris by the ruling dispensation at the helm of affairs in Delhi,” she said.
“I urge the incumbent governor administration to ensure speedy assistance in case any Kashmiri putting up across the country face any difficulties. I urge the incumbent governor to recompense the affected adequately,” she said.
Shameema who formerly headed state Women’s commission said, “We in Kashmir understand the pain of death and destruction. The attack on CRPF the other day is condemnable in unequivocal terms. However by giving vent to anger by intimidating innocent peace loving Kashmiris sans any justification,” she said adding “One cannot defend human values by calculated and inexcusable violence by damaging the values one is trying to defend. Violence, if it is wrong in Kashmir; it is wrong everywhere.”
Among others, Provincial President Women’s wing Sabiya Qadri, Advocate Neelofar Masood, Ruksana Jabeen were also present in the meet.