April 2018 News

Mirwaiz Demands Reopening Of All Rape Cases

20 April 2018
Brighter Kashmir


Srinagar: Demanding exemplary punishment to the guilty involved in the gruesome rape and murder of minor girl of Kathua, Chairman of Hurriyat (M), Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday said 'all the rape cases that took place in Kashmir since past three decades should be reopened and reinvestigated including the mass rape of Kunan-Poshpora so that guilty who continue to remain scot free are brought to book.' Addressing the Friday congregational gathering at the historic Jamia Masjid, Mirwaiz according to the statement issued toBrigther Kashmir urged world human rights bodies to raise their voice against the 'brutal rapes and murders of Kashmiri women and to ensure justice is delivered as they did in the case of Asifa.' Mirwaiz who was allowed to address Friday gathering after two Friday prayers, said 'the rape and murder of eight year old girl child shook entire world and at the same time the incident has refreshed our old wounds and reminded Kashmiris of many similar brutal mass rape and murders committed here by the forces who continue to roam freely.' He said, ' The incidents like Kunanposhpora, Chaksaidpora, Pazipora, Dooru, Shopian (Asiya-Neolofar ) are the glaring examples of war crimes committed by the forces in Kashmir since 1990 in a bid to incite fear and intimidate freedom seeking people of Kashmir.' Mirwaiz said that 'the rape and murder of minor Asifa was pre meditated, it's aim was to push and evict bakerwal community from the area by instilling fear among them the way Kunan pospora act was commited to force entire Kashmir population into submission.' Mirwaiz said 'while on one hand people of JK are demanding stern punishment to the culprits of minor Kathua girl, at the same time we demand reopening of all rape and murder cases since 1990 and to bring culprits to book after investigations.' He also urged 'all the pro-justice people across the globe would rise to an occasion and ensure justice is delivered to all the victims of rape and murder in JK.' Mirwaiz also lambasted at the ruling regime for imposing frequent curbs and caging the resistance leadership in jails and homes. He questioned the rulers as to how long they would curb the freedom resistance leadership and people?. He said today strong voices are emulating across India and Pakistan that war was not the solution and that Delhi must accept the ground reality and address the core issue of Kashmir.

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