Justice for 8 year old Asifa Banu - Hang the Rapist Murderer before its too late
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WE HAVE STARTED THIS CAMPAIGN TO DEMAND JUSTICE FOR OUR DAUGHTER ASIFA BANU AND A CAPITAL PUNISHMENT (DEATH BY HANGING) FOR THE RAPIST AND MURDERER SPO DEEPAK KHAJURIA SO THAT OTHERS WOULD TAKE A LESSON FROM THIS INCIDENT AND NEVER DARE TO DO ANYTHING LIKE THIS AGAIN
We request the concerned authorities to give a capital punishment to rapists and murderers of 8 year old Aasifa Bano and set an example for other rapists like Deepak Khajuria.
Here are the details about the whole incident as it happened, taken from multiple newspapers included is the links to the newspaper articles.
In a gruesome incident Asifa Bano just an 8 year old, who had gone missing a week ago, was abducted, raped and murdered in Hiranagar tehsil of Hindu-dominated Kathua district on Wednesday 17th January.
On January 10, Asifa daughter of Mohammed Yousaf of Rasana in Hiranagar was taking her horses for drinking water when she was last seen by a local woman in the village at around 3:30 pm.
The girl did not return home and the family feared that he she has been abducted and approached police station Hiranagar next morning. He said they were unable to understand where the girl has gone? The policemen never visited the village for investigation purpose to trade the abducted girl despite registering an FIR. The family members said on Wednesday morning a local made a phone call to one of the family members and informed them that he has seen body of Shifa.
The family members along with police team rushed there and found the body of the girl. Police shifted body to the hospital for post mortem. It triggered protest demonstration. A Gujjar leader Talib Hussain told Rising Kashmir that had police acted on time, the life of the minor girl could have been saved.
There were torture marks and human bites on her body. She was also allegedly given electric shocks. There are marks of human teeth on her cheeks and her arms and legs are broken. She was allegedly raped. We remember that night electricity went all of sudden after transformer developed mysterious snag and next morning, the body of the girl was found.
The government then formed Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the girl’s death.
A police official said the SIT had started probe to identity and arrest the accused.
The issue had repeatedly rocked the state Assembly with opposition parties raising questions and demanding action against the culprits.
On January 23, the Mehbooba Mufti government had ordered a probe in the matter and handed over the case to the crime branch of the state police.
Special police officer (SPO) Deepak Khujaria was later arrested by the Crime branch. Khajuria was also among those appointed to trace her when she went missing.
Led by Manch and BJP members, the protestors marched from Ghagwal to Hiranagar in Kathua, local newspaper Rising Kashmir reported. “We are against the murder of the minor girl but we don’t want our men to be framed. If such things continue, people will come out on the roads,” they threatened. A picture shows J&K personnel escorting the protestors.
Vijay Sharma, who according to information on state BJP’s website is the party’s state secretary, shockingly defended the protest. “He (Khajuria) has been falsely implicated. More than 5,000 people participated in the rally,” Sharma claimed, talking to The Wire on phone.
According to him, the Hindu Ekta Manch was formed last month to “defend people from police harassment”. Sharma said he heads the Manch in Hiranagar constituency of Kathua district which is represented by BJP MLA Kuldeep Raj. Kasana and its adjoining villages are part of Hiranagar constituency.
“Members from BJP and other parties have come together under the banner of Ekta Manch,” asserted Sharma.
The organisation has threatened to continue their agitation if the accused isn’t released. It has also demanded that the case be handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
“We are in touch with many incumbent and former MLAs and local leaders from different constituencies. We will continue with our demand…we want the case to be handed over to the CBI because we don’t trust investigation by the crime branch,” said Sharma.
The police first arrested a minor boy for his involvement in the crime. But after it was alleged that the investigation had been botched up, the case was handed over to the crime branch which then set up an independent SIT.
Some shocking details about rape-and-murder of 8-year-old girl Asifa Banu in Kathua, J&K
1. The poor girl was gang-raped for seven days in a village but police did nothing to rescue her till her body was finally found dumped in nearby forest.
2. Her bones were broken with the heavy objects.
3. Her upper body bore marks of bites and other torture.
4. Her body was torn open and burnt before being dumped.
5. While accused rapists/murderers enjoy impunity, a young lawyer Advocate Talib Hussain who was fighting for the justice for Asifa has been arrested by police. Talib Hussain released after third degree torture.
6. Tragedy pertaining to poor Gujjar family is no concern for the so called civil society.
7. Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industries didn’t issue any statement to condemn the gruesome incident and so didn’t Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industries speak. KTMF President Yasin Khan equally observed silence.
8. Ruling BJP remained silent and so did veteran separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani play mute.
9. The High Court Bar Association of Jammu remained silent and response of High Court Bar Association Kashmir was no different. Lawyers Club of Kashmir equally didnt seek probe, justice.
10. Victimized Gujjar community, which staged protests to seek justice had to face batons of police.
We all are silent because it wasn’t our daughter or sister or maybe she wasn’t from our community or tribe; she didn’t belong to the circle of influence that could awaken our souls. Let’s not communalize the spine shivering tragedy as being the case of a Hindu, Muslim, Sikh or Christians; Unless we humans wake up against such crimes as one voice regardless of religious or other beliefs, someone’s daughter will continue to fell prey. As of now, let our heads hang in collective shame. Sorry Asifa we did nothing for you because your rape and murder doesn’t serve
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