Ms Nilofar Bakhtiar, Chairperson of the National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW), attended the event arranged by Jammu & Kashmir Liberation Cell, here on Saturday.
The plight of Kashmiris was highlighted during the event, with Ms Nilofar focusing primarily on the atrocities perpetrated by the Indian forces against the Kashmiri women.
Various documentaries and videos were showcased during the event, stressing upon the need for the intervention of international actors to resolve the gross human rights violations taking place in the region. Ms Nilofar, in her video message, reiterated Pakistan’s resolve to provide maximum attention to the Kashmiri cause on national and international forums.
She expressed grave concern on the deplorable conditions of Kashmiris after the revocation of special status in 2019 and urged the civil society and media to support the government in bringing the Kashmir issue to the limelight. Ms Nilofar also commended the strength of Kashmiri women in the face of adversary, despite being a victim of constant sexual and physical harassment at the hands of the Indian forces. “NCSW is committed to highlighting the plight of Kashmiris, especially Kashmiri women on all forums,” Chairperson Nilofar Bakhtiar said.
Ms Nilofar Bakhtiar appreciated the efforts of the Kashmir Liberation cell in arranging the much-needed event.