Members of Global Youth Foundation (GYF) from Kashmir held a protest march in New Delhi in order to mark their solidarity with the 24 year old rape victim and her family. The march started from Jantar Mantar and was supposed to end at India gate but Delhi police stopped them by using tear gas shells.
“We were not allowed to end our peaceful march at India gate but instead were stopped by tear gas shells. But the tear gas shells used in Delhi are of much low intensity when compared to those used in Kashmir,” said a GYF member.
5 members of this group had specially flown to Delhi for this solidarity campaign. The members were holding placards reading ‘Kashmir Youth against Rape and Violence’, ‘we want justice’, ‘peace in Kashmir’.
Tawseef Raina, chairman GYF Kashmir, who was leading the protest informed Kashmir Life over phone, “we want to tell world that we Kashmiris are not terrorists and are against any crime happening in any society.” He also said “people in Delhi were surprised when they saw us [Kashmiris] protesting for their cause.”
The Delhi youth after talking to GYF members, Raina said, were shocked to hear about Kunan Poshpora and Shopian rape tragedies. “They told us they didn’t know about these incidents and alleged their national media is misinforming and misguiding them.”
Members of GYF want that the criminals of Delhi rape should be punished.
Talking about the Shopian double rape and murder case GYF members said, “We don’t want any compensation but we want justice.”