Srinagar: On the appeal of Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani, a public program was today organized in Shopian in remembrance of the alleged double murder and rape case of Asiya and Nelofar while as a shutdown has been called on 30 May in the district.
A spokesman of the Hurriyat (G) said leaders who participated and spoke at the occasion include Mohammad Yousuf Naqash, Yasmeen Raja, Sayed Bashir Andrabi, Hakeem Abdul Rasheed besides others.
While demanding the reopening of the double murder and rape case of Asiya and Nelofar and public execution of the involved personals, they said, There were enough evidences available to prove the big hand of the Indian agencies in this unfortunate incident and all those evidences and witnesses were eliminated under a deep conspiracy. The Omer Abdullah government of that time played an important role in shielding the real culprits and hushing up the case. Thousands of people led by hurriyat leaders paid rich and glorious tributes to the two daughters Asiya and Nelofar.
The Hurriyat leaders while addressing the gathering said, Shopian incident of Asiya and Nelofar is a very serious and shameful episode in the resistance movement which has shaken the conscious of the whole Kashmiri Nation. This incident can no way be neglected and until an impartial investigation is conducted in this case and the real culprits are brought to justice, we will not remain silent and we will continue to raise our concerns.
The gang rape is used as war weapon by the Indian forces in Jammu & Kashmir and from last 25 years about seven thousand women have been either raped or molested by these forces. The black laws like AFSPA and Disturbed Area Act (DAA) are in force in this state and due to this no rape accused person has been so far prosecuted or punished. The government forces are free to do whatever they want and no one will question them for that, they alleged.
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