Intra-Kashmir women's conference ends

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Srinagar, Nov 18 (UNI) A three-day intra-Kashmir women's conference concluded here today during which more than 50 women from both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) discussed the possibilities of finding a common ground for giving a push to ongoing peace efforts.

The conference -- Connecting Women across the LoC -- was organised by the New Delhi-based Centre for Dialogue and Reconciliation (CDR) in collaboration with the Women's Studies Centres of Jammu and Kashmir universities.

As many as 17 women activists from Pakistan and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) participated in the three-day conference inaugurated by Planning Commission member Syeda Saiyidain Hameed here on Friday.

The visiting delegation comprised Dr Naseema Jogezai, who is also a member of Pakistan's Kashmir Committee.

The participants called for widening the scope of onfidence-building measures (CBMs) on both sides of the LoC and emphasised that dialogue was a must to resolve all the issues, including the contentious and long-festering Kashmir problem.

They also called for easing travel restrictions across the LoC and urged the women from both sides to come together on one platform and play a positive role in the ongoing peace process.


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