Srinagar, May 04: Urging Government of India and State Government of Jammu and Kashmir to provide them travel documents, Pakistani wives of Kashmiri ex-militants Saturday said that ‘promises made under Rehabilitation scheme must be followed’.
They were addressing a press conference here. “We came along with our husbands to Kashmir following the announcement made by the then Chief Minister Omar Abdullah about rehabilitation programme for surrendered militants in 2010,” they said.
According to KNO correspondent, they said that 350 women are suffering due to inaction by successive governments over the issue. “We are suffering, our children are suffering,” they said. “We ask the state government to provide us travel documents and citizenship rights so that we are able to meet our families and relatives in Pakistan,” they said.
They appealed Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj, and J&K Governor Satya Paul Malik to look into the matter. “At least government should stand by its promise and not falter,” they said