Celebrating the woman’s day
Suhaib Idrees Lateef
Women’s day is a day dedicated to privilege and tribute the achievements of a Women’s notion and line of thinking, throughout history and all across the globe including our green charming Valley. It is typically a day for women from all different backgrounds and cultures to band together to fight for gender parity and women’s rights. It is a global day that celebrates social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a ‘call to action’ to increase gender equality and the Unbiased nature towards the section and their notion.
The day aimed and protected to help thoroughly, worldwide as to eliminate discrimination against women. It also focused on helping women gain full and equal participation in global development and their full basic and fundamental rights. Today’s world is much supportive and encouraging towards the women folk in every field and every respect. It is not affiliated with any one group, but brings together governments, women’s organizations, corporations and charities. The day is marked around the world with arts performances, talks, rallies, networking events, conferences and marches. These women have shown their devotion and prosperity by being very close to Men, sometimes taking more front than Men in many fields and we are getting better outcomes.
However, March 8 is a sad reminder for the women folk of Kashmir that they have yet to touch the realm of freedom and liberty which women in other parts are enjoying with a graph of full bloom. The women are seen much more dependent and less empowered in Kashmir in every sphere whether we go for political atmosphere or social environment.
They are being deprived of their basic culture and are being dealt with inhumane treatment. This day will end in the agony of Kashmir by holding some little shore seminars at Government gatherings, Schools, Colleges and in University talk shows. This day reminds us of all of our duties, our jobs and responsibilities towards our own gender so they come out of this black shadow and at least live a life of dignity and liberty with some degree of honor.
This special day, dedicated to women around the world, should be our collective conscience of the great success of women across all spheres of life as well as shaping the future. The objective of Women’s Day should be to express love and gratitude towards women’s; contribution to our lives and society.
Instead of flaunting the freedom we should provide them with a full-fledged and trust them with a greater liberty. In Kashmir it all remains in question. Why did she rest more? Why will she Market or Enterprise? She can’t study, she can’t plan. Why? She is not allowed to watch dreams. All the time she is ignored. Why all this stuff? Alas!!! At least we should rehabilitate them. There are many compartments and sections in Women of tragic stories in which women are suffering. We should try and sit with them and try to know their catastrophic and heart wrenching stories.
The deprived class of women living an extremely difficult life with their in-laws for the desire of meager irresponsible things of dowry or other social issues. Acid attack cases and their deserted life, after being desolated by society of high class people.
It would be pertinent to highlight and project the women rights situation in Kashmir and draw the attention of the international community towards the same. Kashmiri women have been playing a big role for achieving their rights – Social, Political as well as Economic Rights regarding Education, Social Circle and Right to live (the most basic), as they don’t enjoy the basic rights which are given under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and even promised under CEDAW (The Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women) adopted in 1979 by the United Nations General Assembly described as an international bill of rights for women. This defines women rights and their fundamental freedom in the Social, cultural, economic and other basic sphere of life, which are missing in our homeland. Compared to women in other parts of the world are putting their demands for full education, health care, marketing share etc.
Facts are depressing when it comes to other issues and it is much catastrophic when it comes to helping other women to come out of this dark shadow of tragedies and live a normal life. It is their pure resilience against the odds that they are afloat along with their shattered dreams.
(The author is working in Higher Education Department)