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Killers of Asiya, Neelofar, and others be brought to Justice-Farooq Rehmani

Regime is responsible before people and international law

Islamabad May 30, 2012: Chairman Jammu and Kashmir People’s Freedom League, Muhammad Muhammad Farooq Rehmani has paid glowing tributes to Asiya, and Neelofar of Shopian on their martyrdom anniversary and all those women and girls from Kupwara to Shopian, who were robbed of honour, molested, and brutally murdered, or kidnapped and forcibly married under gun and used as a weapons of military operations by army and rented militants during the last 22 years of trial and tribulation of Kashmir. He said whether Kunan-Poshpora, Panzipora, or Shopian or numerous other Kashmiri localities, where women and girls were, criminally assaulted, killed and thrown into ravines or rivers by army, police, deserve practical public support to punish their perpetrators of crime.” The dark aspect of their grim saga is that the victims and their parents have never been heard, nor justice done,” he regretted.

Referring to those oppressed and helpless women and their parents or guardians, he said, “ they still wait for justice, but the regime is apathetic towards them, rather shielding the culprits by various means and tactics. This criminal negligence is an ugly scar on India in the conflict- zone of Kashmir. Obviously, not punishing criminals amounts to condoning their crime.”

But, he said, “equally politicians and leaders are responsible for their failure and callousness to agitate the issue and punishing the scot-free brute and inhuman personnel of the regime. Just paying lip service to the victims of rape or murder or both is not enough. Although our social ethos prevent victims of animal lust, or their parents and brothers to come out and press for justice, but under the circumstances and the underlying cause of atrocity and abuse, it’s the duty of the leadership to raise the voice forcefully, and mobilizing courts to trace the culprits and punish them under law. The so-called Kashmir regime supported exonerated their guilt by transferring the accused officers to unknown places.”

Muhammad Farooq Rehmani said, “The honour of our victimized women is very important. It can’t be forgiven. No doubt years have passed since fall of the tragedy over Kashmir. The double rape-murder case of Asiya and Neelofar martyrs, or any other such tragedy of any family of Kashmir is not a local issue .Every such issue is our responsibility, and the responsibility of the UNO at large. Therefore, all those culprits, criminals in any capacity must be brought to book and sentenced to uphold honour of women, society and humanity.”

He said, “since the regime and its civil and military brass has only shielded criminals throughout these long years of turmoil, therefore the time has come when legal fraternity, human rights activists and political leaders with their rigorous campaign should take the Shopian, Kunan Poshpora and other such heinous crimes to the international community to punish culprits, who committed heinous crimes against Kashmiri women in the last two decades, but are still at large with the support of regime-high-ups.”

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