''Lack of confidence is hurdle in progress of women in JK''

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Srinagar, Jan 25 (PTI) Lack of self-confidence amongwomen in Jammu and Kashmir is becoming one of the biggestimpediments in the progress of the fairer sex, State Women''sCommission (SWC) here said.

"The women in the state lack self confidence, which isproving to be a major impediment in the path towards theirprogress and prosperity," chairperson of the commissionShamima Firdous said yesterday.

While addressing a seminar at the Kashmir University,Firdous, who is also an MLA from Habba Kadal Assemblysegment said oppression against women in various forms isspreading like cancer.

Firdous said the role of women is being ignored.

"This trend needs a reversal," she said, emphasising oncreating awareness among women, which will lead to theirempowerment.

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