Won’t tolerate any political interference: Justice for Asifa forum

Srinagar, Mar 04: Justice for Asifa Solidarity Forum (JASF) Sunday said they will not tolerate political interferance in connection with the rape and murder of Asifa.

The participants were speaking during a seminar ‘Justice for Asifa Solidarity’ held at Sangarmal Complex, Srinagar in which members of civil society, lawyers, doctors and students from different colleges and Universities took part.

On the occasion one of the civil society members, Shakeel Qalander said, “Hindu Ekta Munch (HEM) is saying to handover the case of Asifa to Central Bureau Investigation (CBI) and now the question is that is CBI anti-Kashmir and anti-Muslims as the HEM is saying that the CBI will deliver justice to Asifa.”

Qalander said, “All the criminal cases of the minister who is backing the accused should be re-opened and investigated properly and apart from the ministers the accused must be dragged to civil court too”

From BAR association, advocate Babar Qadri during a seminar said, “Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) in the area is turning communism into fascism by supporting the accused who are supposed to get punished.”

A Gujjar leader and a social activist, Talib Hussain of the Kathua area said, “Nobody was aware of HEM before this incident and after the Deepak Khajuria got accused in this case they are forcing to handover the case to CBI to shield the indict.”

Meanwhile, another participant, a 12th class student, Babra Shafiq  said, “The power in the wrong hands is one of the major reason responsible for Asifa’s rape and murder.”

She said, “Power must be given to the persons who deserve but not like the politicians who are backing the accused in Asifa’s rape and murder case.”

Defending ‘rapists’, playing politics unacceptable: EJAC


Srinagar, Mar 04: An emergency meeting of EJAC was held at Srinagar presided by President Employees joint Action committee Abdul Qayoom Wani, in which all the top leaders participated.

In the meeting, all the leaders condemned the rape and murder of innocent 8 year old girl Asifa at Kathua and termed the incident a seller on the face of humanity.

In the meeting senior JCC leader and President Employees’ Joint Action Committee Abdul Qayoom Wani said that “defending rapists and playing politics on this human issue is a shameful act which needs to be condemned by every conscious citizen without cast, colour, creed, and religion”.

President EJAC said that the culprits involved in the rape and murder of innocent girl should be hanged so that such inhuman incidents may not occur in future.

He appealed all human rights organisations to play their role in providing justice to the victims. He said that politicising and communalising the situation is totally unacceptable and said that EJAC leaders have always registered their protest against such inhuman acts and will continue to raise their voice against such incidents.

EJAC president said that delay in providing justice and punishment to the rapist will compel EJAC leadership to register their resentment.

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