Protests Erupt Over Gang Rape Of A Minor Muslim Girl

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JAMMU — Massive protests erupt­ed at Ramsoo on Srinagar-Jam­mu highway against the rape of a minor Muslim girl.

Leaders of religious organiza­tions, social activists and mem­bers of several NGOs held sepa­rate protests in the district office complex against the rape of the girl. The girl who is three months into her pregnancy is currently undergoing treatment at a hospi­tal in Jammu, said a protester. He said the matter came to light after the girl became sick a few days ago. “She was shifted to a hospi­tal where doctors told the parents about her pregnancy.”

While addressing the protest­ers, social activist-turned politi­cian, Advocate Choudhary Talib Hussain, said, “I have been in­formed by the people that some police officers, posted in Ram­ban district, are trying to hush up the matter. They (police offi­cers) are trying to protect some of the accused by pressurizing the investigation team.”

The protesters threatened that they would go to “any extent to get justice” for the 13-year-old girl from Varnal Sarbagni. “The innocent child was gang raped multiple times by the five ac­cused. The girl and her parents have already identified all the ac­cused, but only one accused has been arrested by the police. How is this justified?” they asked. Members from Jammu and Kashmir Peoples’ Alliance (JKPA) also held a protest demonstra­tion against Ramsoo rape here at Press Colony. Scores of youth in­cluding females from JKPA raised slogans against RSS and BJP al­leging that “backing by such par­ties has encouraged people to make the minors a prey.”

“Parties like BJP, RSS and likes of them have been given a free hand to goons which is encour­aging them resulting in repeti­tion of such events,” said a youth leader, Fazil Ahmed.

The protesters said that “three months back some people who are encouraged by right wing par­ties raped minor girl and when she got pregnant she was force­fully made to abort the baby.”

It is pertinent to mention here that another 13-year-old no­madic girl was raped around 8 months ago and a case was reg­istered at Ramsoo police station.

Besides her, an 8-year-old Muslim girl, Aasifa, was abduct­ed, raped and ruthlessly killed by the Hindu religious men and a Hindu police officer in January 2018 in Kathua district of Jam­mu region.

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