Srinagar: Hundreds of people today participated in a protest cum Candle Light march “at Peer bagh near DG police Headquarters New Airport Road in the capital of state against increasing incidents of rape and atrocities on people of jammu kashmir .
The protest included artists , coordination committee members ,social workers and students, who vented their anger over the incidents and claimed that Rape is used as a political tool.
The protest was against incident of rape and murder with Asifa from Jammu and Kashmir kathua area which provoked outrage across globe.
Several similar protests have been organised over the past week to demand justice to the victim.
The participants at the protest also sought immediate arrest of the two BJP ministers, who led rallies of Hindu Ekta Manch in Kathua on March 1 in support of the accused in the rape and killing of an eight-year-old girl.
The girl’s body was found a week after she disappeared from near home in January. The police has arrested a caretaker of a temple and alleged he was the mastermind behind the kidnapping, rape and killing of the girl from a nomadic tribe.
The police claimed the motive behind the crime was to terrify the nomadic community and drive it out of the village.
the protesters sought adequate security arrangements for the families of the victims, and state support for arranging a competent prosecution team.
“Today we mourn the rape and murder of a little girl in Kathua. Her crime was that she belonged to the Bakarwal Muslim community that the Hindutva forces want out of the area said Hussain Organiser , kashmir policy research initiative.