Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Women’s Wing President Shameema Firdous on Monday said NC has always been on the frontline in the struggle to ensure women’s safety, security, representation, empowerment, and equality.
She made these comments while welcoming scores of women from Srinagar areas into JKNC at Nawa-e-Subha, Srinagar. Provincial President women’s wing Er. Sabiya Qadri, Senior women’s wing leader Aisha Jameel, District President Kupwara Mehmooda Ji, Rabiya Wani were also present on the occasion. The joining programme was organised by Sabiya Qadri.
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Those who joined the party include Hina Ji, Shafiya Ji, Hafiza Ji from Haba Kadal, Dilshada Ji, Asiya Ji, Bisma, Mehak ji, Saima Ji ,Sumera Ji from Batamaloo. During the breadth of their interaction with the women’s wing leaders, the new entrants positioned their faith in the party leadership.
In her address, Shameema Firdous said that women have a larger role to play in politics. “NC has long ago recognised women’s voices and involved them in decision making at all levels. There are a lot more women leaders in our party now. We need women’s touch to political decisions to have resultant policies more attuned to the needs of our daughters, mothers, and sisters in urban as well as rural areas,” she said adding, “It is elevating to see educated women join us in rows from different walks of life. I hope that the new joining will help us actualise the progressive vision of Madre Meharban.”
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Praising the role of Madre Meharban, Women’s wing Provincial President Er. Sabiya Qadri said that the efforts of Madre Meharban bore anticipated results in improving the self-confidence, voice and political standing of women across Jammu and Kashmir. “We have to take the mission envisioned by her to its logical conclusion by ensuring women’s participation in politics to its fullest. Today the ranks of the women’s wing are swelling with educated women from different walks of life from different regions. This has to go on. The doors of NC are open for everyone who want to contribute his/her bid in nation building on progressive lines,” she said.
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