Women have key role in Kashmir politics, says Safina Beigh


Srinagar, April 21 (Only Kashmir): In politics women have key role to play especially they are best managers with inner qualities of love, compassion which makes them more suited to politics, this was stated by newly appointed president of the women’s wing of ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Ms Safina Beigh.
In an interview with local news gathering agency Kashmir News Bureau, Safina Beigh talks with journalist Rameez Makhdoomi during which she stressed upon womenfolk of the Valley to be the part of the politics.
The newly appointed president said that the challenges entrusted to me is serious but I would like to say women in Kashmir should in more vibrant manner take part in politics as they are ultimate sufferers of conflict, adding, at the onset I would like to state that women are fifty percent of human resource of every society and without their participation in every field a society is incomplete. Our religion Islam gave great status to women and recognized their role. In politics women have key role to play especially women are best managers and inner qualities of love, compassion makes women more suited to politics.
“Politics should be taken as worship. Politics should be done with honesty and sincerity. I would like to request people both in mainstream and separatist polity not to mix politics with the burning issue of Kashmir. People have day to day issues to address and there are enormous social, economic, environmental issues confronting people that are to be addressed and cannot be equated with final settlement of political issue of Kashmir.”

Commenting on Kathua incident Safina states- “ I am having full belief on institutions and my Chief Minister. The entire Indian opinion and global opinion has been galvanized over this burning issue and only few fringe elements who are minority have acted abnormally. I am of firm belief that under leadership of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti we would ensure fast track justice in this case and punish the criminals behind this heinous crimes.”
“We need to remind that women here are more hesitant to join the mainstream politics and I would like to take the healing touch policy of our party to grassroots and ensure participation of women in decision making. I would like to involve women who have faced brunt of violence and victims of border shelling in the process of my journey to understand accurate pulse of grassroots.”
Commenting over the role of social media Safina said that it has dominant role in politics and every other field due to its tremendous reach but unfortunately here in Kashmir some are using it as weapon of character assassination.There should be healthy criticism but not use of abusive or foul language.
Delivering her message to the women folk of Kashmir Safina stated that Women should not be over-defensive and as we are equal builders of society I believe women should be assertive. (End)