Justice for Asifa: What should be retribution to the culprits?

Posted by Jamal Bin Ibrahim
April 13, 2018

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“Another intolerable brutal sexual violence on an innocent girl”

“In early January, Asifa Bano, an 8-year-old girl in a purple dress, was grazing her horses in a meadow in Kashmir when a man beckoned her into a forest. She followed.

According to police, he grabbed her by the neck and forced her to take sleeping pills. With the help of a friend, they say, he dragged her to a nearby temple and locked her inside.

For the next three days, police say, the two men and at least one other raped her, again and again. Suspects told investigators that their motive had been to drive Asifa’s nomadic community out of the area. In the end, she was strangled, after one of the men allegedly insisted on raping her one last time.

Days later, Asifa’s crumpled body was found in the forest, in the same purple dress, now smeared with blood.

Eight men have been arrested in connection with the case, and several have confessed, according to police in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, where the killing took place. Two of the accused are police officers said to have accepted thousands of dollars to cover up the crime. One of the arrested suspects said he was 15, though police officers, based on a medical examination, believe he is at least 19 and Continues…” – Gulf News (Dated April 12, 2018)

The news shocks everyone and questioning humanity. Outrage spreads everywhere in india whereas the people are fighting for justice. Indeed, How many of us spilled tear for this innocent girl? She doesn’t need to be your sister to show your anger. Humans who stand on humanity will fierce anger on this matter. Even the eight accused culprits have been arrested, the dominant political BJP attempts to derail case. Hindu nationalists turned rally against arrest of criminals and rushed to defense of accused. The government endorses this inexpedient rallies which might lead to rebel. It’s a shock to me that even the higher officials who can accomplish their duty are failing take actions deliberately because of political threats. The similar cases are emerging in india often days. Logically you could witness this kind of acts for cornering muslims. The accused men became maniac beasts because of religious antithesis and raped, killed and vandalized a sister’s life. I don’t want this only to be a yet another case in battleground of religious wars. I need justice for my sister. The culprits should be hanged straight away so that we take a step ahead to regulate humanity.


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