#Kathua: Kashmir HCBA protests in solidarity with Aasifa



Scores of members of Kashmir High Court Bar Association Monday held a protest march in Srinagar as a mark of solidarity with the Kathua rape and murder victim.

Two female members of HCBA Kashmir carrying placards demand Justice for Asifa.
KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

Raising slogans against Jammu bar Association for trying to shield the culprits, the protesting lawyers demanded immediate action against those who are involved in the crime.

The protests in solidarity with Asifa are being closely followed by all over the world by holding rallies and conferences. Besides routine reportage, several newspapers have carried editorials and used the case to draw attention to violence against women all over the world.

On January 17, the body of a minor girl was found in the forests near Rasana, Hiranagar. The girl had been missing for a week. According to police, she had been abducted and raped by an SPO Deepak Khajuria, who was a part of the team sent out to find her when she was missing.

Eight accused, including the alleged mastermind Sanji Ram – an ex-bureaucrat – and his son Vishal Kumar, a police head constable, two SPOs and a sub-inspector of police, have been arrested in the case.

Pertinently, eight accused arrested in the case were produced before chief judicial magistrate Kathua today.

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