September 24, 2007

Kashmir women into politics, great!!!

Having suffered hugely from years of relentless violence, women in Jammu and Kashmir are fast taking to politics to fight for their rights. Women, they say, are not represented adequately and not much is being done for them in a state where families, particularly girls and women, have borne the brunt of suffering since insurgency began in 1989. By joining politics they want a space in the decision-making process.

As more women are coming to head political parties, and several others are making it to key positions in political groups, educated women are quitting their jobs and joining politics. One such example is that of Shehnaz Ganai. She left government employment and ventured into a political career. Ganai joined the National Conference.

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