Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Meena Keshwar Kamal

                MEENA KESHWAR KAMAL

Menna Keshwar Kamal was born on February 27, 1956 in Kabul. She left the university to devote herself as a social activist to organizing and educating women. In pursuit of her cause for gaining the right of freedom of expression and conducting political activities, Meena laid the foundation of RAWA in 1977. This organization was meant to give voice to the deprived and silenced women of Afghanistan. She started a campaign against the Russian forces and their puppet regime in 1979 and organized numerous processions and meetings in schools, colleges and Kabul University to mobilize public opinion.
Her active social work and effective advocacy against the views of the fundamentalists and it provoked the wrath of the Russians and the fundamentalist forces alike. She was assassinated by agents of Afghanistan branch of KGB and their fundamentalist accomplices in Quetta, Pakistan, on February 4 ,1987.

Meena gave 12 years of her short but brilliant life. She had a strong belief that despite the darkness, ignorance of fundamentalism. Finally that half of population will be awaken and cross the path towards freedom, democracy and women's rights. The enemy was rightly shivering with fear by the love and respect that Meena was creating within the hearts of our people. They knew that within the fire of her fights all the enemies of freedom, democracy and women would be turned to ashes.