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Photo Essay: Pakistani wives of ex-militants — ‘Please allow us to travel home’

Srinagar: Wives of former Kashmiri militants who returned from Pakistan under Rehabilitation Policy almost a decade back staged a demonstration in Srinagar on Saturday, demanding the indispensable travel documents in order to return to Pakistan.

Scores of grief-stricken women from various districts of Kashmir gathered at Press Enclave Srinagar, demanding the required documents and appealing the concerned agencies for immediate help.

“Though born and brought up in Pakistan, I am currently living in Baramulla,” Safiya, one of the protesters and wife of a former Kashmiri militant, said. “Our reason for gathering here today is to let our voices reach the ears of government so that it can empathize with our situation and help us procure the required travel documents so that we can re-unite with our families back in Pakistan.”

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