Nine years have gone and the justice is yet to be done to Nelofar Jan and Asiya Jan. Shopian Case has left dozens of questions for the Indian Goverment. “We very much hope that the authorities will bring the perpetrators to justice so they can be held accountable for the murder of this young girl,” he said.
By Sahil Abas
My Dear Readers , I’m speechless, hurt and heartbroken. We want Justice for Sister Asifa but unfortunately, We are under the thumb of that woman, who has just one ear to hear. For real, We have forgetten 29 and 30 May 2009, when two young women namely Aasiya Jan and Nilofar Jan were raped and murdered in Shopian that case still awaits justice. Today, I grieve, not just for Asifa but for a humanity that no longer exists in India.
India says Kashmir is a free part of a free country, If that is so, why are we being brutalized? Why are women gang raped?
Sister Asifa was raped and murdered at the age of 8 . My dear Readers, In fact, it is the time of life where Children are taught how to play, speak, act and move. What were we doing when we were 8 years old? Of Course, Enjoying childhood, playing with stones & Cartoons, studying, making friends and attending school as we dreamed about growing up some day? And we did. But Sister Asifa didn’t. She might have planned to do something uplifting and informative in near Future. Alas! She couldn’t because she was being gagged, kidnapped, drugged, raped, tortured and murdered. All this, under a “Temple” which is said to be a place of God, a place of holiness, a place of worship. A place where people come to wash away their sins is where men sinned. Think, think & think then ask yourself at least once should a girl aged 8 be raped and murdered? Alas! People say one thing and the reality is something else. It is a horror story beyond sexual violence in India. It was not just another isolated, horrific episode of sexual violence in India, but a planned attack to drive Asifa’s nomadic community out of the area.
Asifa Bano was grazing her horses in a meadow in Kashmir when she was kidnapped, drugged, raped and murdered by a group of men.
As per Reports, In early January, Asifa Bano , an 8-year-old girl in a purple dress, was grazing her horses in a meadow in Kashmir when a man beckoned her into a forest. She followed. According to police, he grabbed her by the neck and forced her to take sleeping pills. With the help of a friend, they say, he dragged her to a nearby temple and locked her inside. For the next three days, police say, the two men and at least one other raped her, again and again. Suspects told investigators that their motive had been to drive Asifa’s nomadic community out of the area. In the end, she was strangled, after one of the men allegedly insisted on raping her one last time.
Days later, Asifa’s crumpled body was found in the forest, in the same purple dress, now smeared with blood.
My Dear Readers, All those who wish Justice For Women should stand up and raise their voices against the rapists and their protectors in Kathua.
An Indian professional tennis player Sania Mirza tweeted that she speaks against rape cases of all girls, irrespective of what religion they belong to. Owing to the recent streak of rape incidents in Kathua, Unnao districts and elsewhere that has shook Indians to the core Sania Mirza called out people to treat religion and crimes as two separate entities. Furthermore, She said, “I ask this of you not as an Indian, not as a person who is married to a person from ‘Pakistan’… or as a woman, but as a human being.”
United Nations Wants Modi Government To Take Action:
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’s spokesperson Stephane Dujarric told reporters on Friday that he has seen reports about the “horrific case” of the abuse and murder of the nomadic Bakerwal community girl in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua.
“We very much hope that the authorities will bring the perpetrators to justice so they can be held accountable for the murder of this young girl,” he said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Friday. Finally breaking his silence on the rape-murder of an 8-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua rape case, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday promised justice.
Right after his statement, Congress president Rahul Gandhi tweeted, “Dear Prime Minister, Thank you for breaking your long silence. You said ‘our daughters will get justice’. India wants to know: when?”
Being a Student, it is believed by me that there wouldn’t be Justice in Kashmir. My Dear Readers, Whether we are aware of it or not, our past experiences play an enormous role in determining where we are today. As it is known by you that there was a day in Kashmir when the two young women (on the 29th day of May 2009) went to their apple orchard at Bongam, Shopian and did not come back home. Next morning, at the crack of dawn, the two dead bodies of Asiya and Nelofar were mysteriously found in Rambiaara. As soon as the news spread about the incident, whole Kashmir Valley was up in arms and demonstrations erupted at every nook and corner. The masses out rightly protested against the double rape and murder case and demanded justice for the twin victims.”
It goes without saying that the word Justice in Kashmir has been often mocked, molested and murdered.
In fact, Someone has rightly said that, To wait for justice in Kashmir is to wait for Godot to come. Waiting for Godot is a play by Samuel Beckets , in which two characters, wait for the arrival of someone named Godot who never arrives. Those who have been had here go from pillar to post and hope that justice will be given to them and their culprits will face the music. But,it hardly gets materialized.
Oh My Allah, Nine years have gone and the justice is yet to be done to Nelofar Jan and Asiya Jan. It is a dark blot on the democratic India.
Although, it is not only Asiya and Nelofar but thousands other women like an eight year old girl of Kathua.
Alas! We are unable to sleep soundly at Night because we aren’t sure whether we can awake next morning or not. In Kashmir every woman promises not to have Children because there is no safety for their innocence. I grieve for the Children who will never be able to enjoy their innocence in the sun. And for parents who wish they never had Children.
The death of Sister Asifa has left dozens of questions for the Indian Goverment.We will keep searching for justice, no matter what may come.You could not give us justice but surely the justice of hereafter is better than your so called democratic justice, there you can not hide your deeds.