Help The Kashmir Monitor sustain so that we continue to be editorially independent. Remember, your contributions, however small they may be, matter to us.

Protests rock KU against Asifa rape-murder, civilian killings


Srinagar, April 11: Protests rocked Kashmir University on Wednesday, against the rape and murder of a minor Kathua girl Asifa and civilian killings in Kashmir.
Demanding fair proceedings in Asifa’s case, the students, who held a sit-in outside the Vice Chancellor’s office, challenged the Jammu Bar Association to “show under which law the case can be investigated by CBI when the crime branch of Jammu and Kashmir has already submitted a charge sheet with CJM”.
“The high court and Supreme Court have jurisdiction after the trial to handover the case for investigation to CBI,” Umair Nazir Ronga, a law student, according to GNS, said on the occasion, adding that Jammu Bar Association is communalising the issue. He sought the intervention of the Chief Justice.
Another student Faakirah Suraiya Irfan deliberated on the need for young intellectuals to not only condemn the matter but to take constructive steps towards the same.
She highlighted the need for the students and teachers to talk about such issues with proactive action. “The status quo needs to be challenged again and again so that the state realises that they can’t get away with it,” she said.
Later on, the dean academics took the matter with higher authorities and assured the students that law will take its own course.
“The demands listed by the students will be represented to the state,” the dean academics said.
Meanwhile, BJP chief spokesperson Khalid Jahangir called the chief proctor KU Dr Naseer Iqbal and assured him that the case will be pursued in an impartial manner.
“There will be no politics on such case, nor will we tolerate communalising the issue,” Jehangir said and requested the students to call off their hunger strike. (GNS)