Chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat, Syedah Aasiyeh Andrabi, on Wednesday said that while protests over the brutal Kathua rape and murder were held across the world, it is only in Kashmir that protestors are being showered with pellet and brute force.
“Huge rallies were once again held across Jammu and Kashmir today against the brutality that was met to the innocent soul in Kathua. Apart from demanding justice Asifa, people once again asserted that they want an end to the government as cases like Asifa will continue to happen until India is here,” she said in a statement.
“It is an irony that we are not allowed to mourn and protest against the brutal rape and murder of our own child. The world is protesting but when we come out to protest, a brute force is being used on us, why aren’t we allowed to express our anger against the brutalities committed against our own children,” she added.
Andrabi also expressed anguish over the harassment and use of vulgar language used by the policeman against a female protestor. Andrabi has asked the International Community to take a note of the fact that while the whole world can protest against the brutality committed on Asifa, her own people are being maimed when they come out to protest.
Meanwhile, a spokesperson of DeM said that while the 5 among the 7 women arrested in Pinglana two weeks ago were bailed out on Tuesday, two women have been kept detained as serious charges have been levelled against them.