The protesters while displaying banners and placards marched through the city center and assembled at Press Enclave Srinagar to register their protest.
They appealed to the Prime Minister of India and the Indian Home Minister to send them back to Pakistan or provide them citizenship.
The protesting members chanting slogans including, “We want Justice”, “Humari Mangey Poori Karo”, and “Hum Kya Chahte Wapsi”, sought an immediate solution to their long-pending issue.
“We have been registering the protests frequently but nobody listens to us and this adds to agony,” said one of the protesting members.
They said that the career of their children is insecure in view of delays in the citizenship and travel documentation process.
“We have been invited here under a government policy. What’s our fault and why are we made to suffer. Please send us back to Pakistan, give us our travel documents or grant us citizenship,” said another protesting woman.
Another protestant said, “How long shall we protest now, and what’s our mistake. We feel caged here, and why is the government not responding to our pleas.”
Pertinently, as per government data, there are around 400 Pakistani women who came to Kashmir with their husbands, under the rehabilitation policy announced during the former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s tenure in 2010. (KNT)