Justice for Asifa

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A little angel by the name of Asifa Bano underwent repeated sexual assaults by atleast 8 individuals, including an ex-politician and a juvenile, until she was eventually murdered in Indian-administered Kashmir.

On the morning of 17 January, Muhammad Yusuf Pujwala was sitting outside his home in Kathua when one of his neighbours came running towards him. He stopped in front of Mr. Pujwala and broke the news: they had found his eight-year-old daughter, Asifa Bano. Her body lay in bushes in the forest, a few hundred metres away.

"I knew something horrible had happened to my girl," Mr Pujwala, a 52-year-old with deep sunken eyes, told the BBC in an interview recently. His wife, Naseema Bibi, sat beside him, faintly crying while repeatedly murmuring "Asifa".

Mr Pujwala belongs to a community of Muslim nomadic shepherds called Gujjars who crisscross the Himalayas with their goats and buffaloes.

When she (Asifa) went missing on 10 January, her family was living in a village around 72km (45 miles) east of Jammu city. On that afternoon, her mother recalls, Asifa went to the forest to bring home the horses. The horses returned but Asifa did not.

Five days later, Asifa's body was found.

"She had been tortured. Her legs were broken," recalled Ms Naseema, who had rushed to the forest along with her husband to see the body. "Her nails had turned black and there were blue and red marks on her arm and fingers." (SOURCE:BBC)

I share these gruesome facts to appeal to the commonfolk, to the media, to the authorities, to the Government to SERVE JUSTICE. 

I am thankful to God that Nirbhaya isn't alive today. She would've faced a living death, knowing what poor Asifa went through. Rest in peace dear Nibhaya. With heads bent down in shame, I, your brother, announce publicly, the ignominy I face, for not being able to protect yet another sister.

Today, I appeal to every one of who reads this post, to join hands in pledging to protect the women against these monstrous savages who roam freely on the face of Earth. "The only one responsible for a rape, is the rapist.." 

May Justice be served to you Asifa, may we succeed in eliminating such horror from the world you lived in. 

I pledge to protect every woman against offenders and I promise to make this world a better place to live in. I pray to the Lord to give me the power and ability to do so.