VALLEY ENRAGED OVER WOMAN’S ABDUCTION, GANG RAPE
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, July 22: Various political, social and religious organizations have strongly condemned the abduction and gang rape of a 32-year-old woman allegedly by the soldiers in Kulgam district of south Kashmir, terming it the worst inhuman crime against women.
Condemning the gang rape, the Hurriyat (M) chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday said these shameful incidents wouldn’t be tolerated by the Kashmiris at any cost.
“Outraging of modesty of woman by the forces in Damhal Hanjipora is a highly shameful and painful act which needs to be condemned by all,” Mirwaiz said in a statement.
He said the failure of government to punish the culprits involved in double rape and murder incident of Shopian was “encouraging” the elements “who under a planned conspiracy are committing these acts to hurt our sentiments.”
“Why global and Indian civil rights groups are silent over these acts? They should fulfill their responsibility in this regard. Martial law is imposed in Jammu and Kashmir and forces are interfering in our day to day affairs. It is a matter of concern that instead of reducing the power of forces and revoking the draconian laws, they are being strengthened,” he said.
Meanwhile, a delegation of the conglomerate also visited the residence of the victim and expressed sympathy with her family.
Condemning the incident, the Dukhtaran-e-Millat acting chief Riffat Fatima said, “How can peace be established in Kashmir when armed forces continue to perpetrate worst inhuman acts.”
In a statement, Riffat appealed to the international human rights organizations and Islamic countries to exert pressure on India to put an immediate halt to the ‘crimes against women’ in Kashmir.
Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir while condemning the incident, termed it highly condemnable act which no sane society can tolerate. “Many such inhuman acts were committed by the uniformed personnel during the last decade, but the commission of such dastardly acts continued. For, not a single personnel involved in such crimes got a deterrent punishment. Had a single culprit been given a befitting punishment, that would have stopped others from committing such crimes,” said a spokesman of the Jama’at in a statement.
The election commission Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association, Srinagar, has also termed the incident as barbaric, inhuman and insane act allegedly by armed forces.
“This is not for the first time that our self respect and dignity has been challenged by forces and its local agents in J&K. Recent incidents of violence against innocents in Kashmir by forces has once again proved the violent attitude of state forces and government apathy towards protection of basic rights of people of J&K. It is just few days back that a girl was arrested by the Sopore police on false and frivolous charges,” said a spokesman of the Bar in a statement, while referring to the arrest of Qurat-ul-Ain daughter of Shamas-ud-din Baba of Jalal Abad Sopore at hands of police. “It is insane and inhuman to harass and arrest young girls of Kashmir in such a manner. The Bar Association describes the arrest of the lady as a vindictive, cruel and malicious and as a tool of state repression and weapon of war by the authorities in order to demoralize and humiliate the Kashmiri women.”
Strongly condemning the incident, the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (R) chairman, Farooq Ahmad Dar alias Bitta Karatey appealed to the international human rights organizations to take cognizance of the rights violations and crime against women perpetrated allegedly by the armed forces.
Bitta Karatey, according to Front statement, appealed to all the people to come on streets to protest against the gang rape of a woman in Kulgam district allegedly by the men in Khaki.
Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front, at a meeting held here today with its acting chairman, advocate Bashir Ahmad Bhat, expressed serious concern over the gang rape, terming it highly condemnable act allegedly by the men in Khaki.
Addressing the meeting, advocate Bhat appealed to the people to hold peaceful demonstrations on July 23, Saturday, against the rape of a woman.
Jammu Kashmir Freedom League, while condemning the abduction and gang rape of woman, said, “The men in Khaki have been indulging in the rape of women for the past two decades and the political brokers here have always been thinking of shielding them. India has been using rape and molestation of women as a war weapon in Kashmir to weaken the ongoing freedom struggle,” said a spokesman of the League in a statement.
Demanding capital punishment to the guilty, the spokesman appealed to the people to play their role till these perpetrators of crime were brought to justice.
National Front chairman, Nayeem Ahmed Khan while condemning the incident said demilitarization of Jammu and Kashmir was the only way out to rid the society of the crime against women by the armed forces. “Kashmiris have given every sort of sacrifice to achieve complete freedom from India but we can’t tolerate outraging of chastity of our women folk. In fact no sane person on earth can tolerate such shameful acts,” he said.
Khan said if state government and New Delhi were serious to punish the culprits, they should get this shameful inhuman incident investigated by some international institution so that such acts could be avoided in future.
Condemning the gang rape, the Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement chairman, Zaffar Akbar Bhat termed it as the worst inhuman act allegedly by the armed forces. He urged the international human rights bodies to visit Kashmir and monitor the situation.
The Jammu Kashmir Mass Movement chief, Farida Behanji has strongly condemned the rape, terming it the worst human rights violation by the armed forces operating in Kashmir.
Condemning the gang rap, the Grand Mufti of Jammu and Kashmir, Mufti Muhammad Bashir-ud-Din has demanded an impartial probe into this shameful incident and punishment to the guilty.
The Jammu Kashmir Democratic Liberation Party chairman, Hashim Qureshi, while condemning the rape demanded an impartial probe into the incident and said the culprits should be brought to justice. “The occurrence of such shameful incidents is indicative of that fact that our life and honour are unsafe in presence of lakhs of armed forces. These inhuman acts are being perpetrated by the armed forces to weaken the ongoing freedom struggle,” he said.
Condemning the gang rape, the Jamiat Ahlihadees Jammu Kashmir president Moulana Ghulam Rasool Malik appealed to the people to continue protests albeit peacefully against the crime against women being perpetrated by the uniformed personnel.
Expressing anger and anguish, Muslim Khawateen Markaz chief Anjum Zamrood Habib, alleged that government was using rape and molestation of women by its armed forces as a war weapon to weaken the ongoing freedom movement. She demanded exemplary punishment to the armed forces involved in this heinous crime.
The Kashmir Traders’ and Manufacturers’ Federation president, Muhammad Yaseen Khan, while condemning the rape, has urged the traders fraternity to raise their protests against the inhuman act and demonstrate solidarity with the victim. He has demanded immediate arrest of the culprits involved in this inhuman shameful act and punishment to them by the fast tract court.
Spokesperson, The Kashmir Economic Alliance, Siraj Ahmad said the KEA has expressed its strong resentment over the gang rape, demanding punishment to the army personnel found guilty.
Condemning the gang rape, the Islamic Political Party alleged that the government was using such inhuman acts as war weapon to weaken the ongoing freedom movement.
The Kashmiri Pandit Sangarsh Samiti has strongly condemned the heinous act. “The incident is deliberate and is motivated to create uncertainty in the Valley,” Samiti President, Sanjay K Tickoo said in a statement.
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