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Cry for justice for Asifa echoes across the world
FARZANA SYED
SRINAGAR, Apr 15: After the outrage in the country against the rape and murder of Asifa, protests were held in some parts of the world as well.

Kashmiris in these parts held protests at several parts of the world and demanded justice for Asifa.

Scores of students from Bangladesh Medical College and other adjoining colleges assembled in Demomdhi Dhaka and staged a protest demonstration against the Kathua rape murder on Saturday night.

Scores of Kashmiri students pursuing Medicine at the college, were joined by students from other countries in the protest march.

Talking to this correspondent over phone, the students said that a candle light march was taken out by a large number of Medical Student in demand for justice for Asifa.

Carrying placards which read ‘Justice for Asifa, Hang killers’, students marched with candles in their hands outside their college campuses.

"The brutal rape and murder of the innocent kid is enough to send shock waves down one's spine. It is horrific and those who have committed such a heinous, inhuman crime shall be hanged in full public view," Ashiq Khan, a student of Bangladesh Medical College said.

"An 8-year old Kashmiri infant was kidnapped and gang-raped in a temple for eight days before her dead body was dumped in a forest. The incident should sham the humankind," said a protesting student, Umer Wani.

The students revealed that the protet was joined by locals in the area also

The students expressed their solidarity with Asifa and her family while condemning the incident in strong words.

"This protest was aimed at bringing into limelight the enormity of violence that a minor was meted out under a well planned conspiracy against a particular community. These beasts should be given capital punishment," Mehnaz Mukhtar, a protesting student said.

"The brutality committed on the girl has shaken the world. All those involved in committing and planning this crime should be hanged," said Suhail, a student.

On January 17, the body of a minor girl Asifa, belonging to a Bakerwal Community, was found in the forest area near Rasana village of Hiranagar. The girl had gone missing for a week while looking after her horses.

The investigation revealed that the slain Asifa was abducted, gangraped for eight days in a temple before she was brutally killed by the culprits.

The cry for justice for Asifa has echoed across the world with protests, rallies and conferences in solidarity with Asifa being held across the world.

"We demand justice for Asifa; we demand death to perpetrators," said Umeeka, a student.


News Updated at : Monday, April 16, 2018
 
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