Women’s group protests in Kashmir over Assam, MyanmarAugust 17th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 17 (IANS) Activists of women’s separatist group Dukhtaran-e-Milat (Daughters of Faith) in Jammu and Kashmir Friday staged a protest against alleged massacre of Muslims in Myanmar.
Asiya Andrabi, who heads the women’s separatist group Dukhtaran-e-Milat, led dozens of her supporters in Srinagar carrying placards and raising slogans against the alleged killings of Muslims in Myanmar.
“The Muslim world is watching the massacre of innocent Muslims in Myanmar as mute spectators. The rulers of these countries have become stooges of the West,” she said.
“We appeal the world conscience to rise in one voice against the massacre of Muslims in Myanmar,” Andrabi told reporters during the protest.
She also criticised the alleged killings of Muslims in Assam and offered shelter to the Myanmarese and Assamese Muslims in Kashmir.
“Let them come to Kashmir, we will throw our homes open for them”, she said.
The women’s separatist group hit headlines in early 1990s when they started a campaign against obscenity and vulgarity in the Valley.
The group also campaigned against depiction of women in poor light in advertisement campaigns and against beauty parlours, and appealed to Muslim women to observe ‘Purdah’ (veil) in accordance with the tenets of Islam.
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