Acid Attack : KSCDS Shocked

Demands fast track courts for trial of accused in crimes against women

SRINAGAR: The Kashmir Centre for Social and Developmental Studies, a civil society group, has expressed shock and anguish over the acid throwing incident in the city.

“KCSDS   held  an  emergency meeting  in which a number of  concerned  women from the civil society participated  to express their  shock and anguish over the horrific incident of  acid –throwing  on  a female teacher. 

The core group comprising of both women and men along with the chairperson Prof Hameeda Nayeem, had already visited the victim on Thursday in SMHS Hospital and was horrified to see the disfigured face and severely damaged left eye of the victim”, reads a statement issued by the KSCDS.

The group empathized with the victim and her family and resolved to carry out a rigorous campaign against all forms of violence against women and the institutionalized culture of impunity prevalent   particularly in Jammu and Kashmir for the past two decades.

According to the statement, the   Centre and the civil society members reiterated their demand for fast track courts for speedy administration of justice and for making stringent laws   to punish the culprits   of the heinous crimes against women.

“These could serve as deterrent for possible crimes”, they said.

The Centre also reiterated its demand for speedy trial of Tabinda Gani and Romana murder cases so that culprits could be given severest punishment.

It also impressed upon the  people of the state to establish  committees  in every locality  to monitor  the  shameful and  immoral acts  as also pervasive domestic  violence  and prevent these before  they violate the dignity  and threaten the safety and security of women.

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