Communalization of rape and murder of Kathua girl is deplorable: Geelani

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Srinagar,: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani on Friday said that communalization and politicization of rape and murder of 8-year -old girl Asifa was deplorable and disheartening.
According to the statement issued to VOV Geelani expressed his anguish and concern over the bias approach of judiciary, saying they have always been apathetic and unsympathetic towards suppressed people of occupied state.
He said the gruesome rape and murder of the eight-year-old girl from the Bakerwal community, reminds us of the challenges confronting our society. “It is beastly act,” said Geelani and added that one and all need to resent and react against these gruesome incidents.
Demanding stringent punishment for rapists of Asifa and those who by evoking emotions and giving communal color to rape-and-murder case, Geelani said that these fringe elements are committing a heinous crime against humanity.
Geelani said that some vested interests are trying to derive political mileage out of a brutal and inhuman act.
Appealing people in Jammu, Geelani said that they should identify and resent those sick minded who for their mean interests are trying to communalize this barbaric incident.
Blaming authorities, Geelani said that vested elements and some criminals are hatching conspiracies to handover case to CBI and trying their hard to shelve case and acquit perpetrators and for this purpose even Supreme Court of India is facilitating the move. “We have no faith in Indian judiciary,” Geelani said, adding that their bias track record about Kunan Poshpora and Shopian double murder and rape cases, serve as glaring examples for their bias and communal mindset.
Demanding impartial probe by some internal agencies, Geelani said it as “crime against humanity” and as such the criminals should be awarded a stringent punishment.
Meanwhile, a spokesman of Hurriyat Conference (G) on Friday lashed out at state police and authorities for barring Hurriyat chairman from offering congregational prayers.
He said, “Geelani and other resistance leaders are barred from performing religious obligations which is interference in religious matters.
Geelani is a leader of international stature, scholar and a statesman,” said a spokesman, and added that there is no constitutional and moral justification to curb his peaceful political activities and stop him from performing religious obligations and lamenting at administration, spokesman said that his residence has been turned into a sub-jail.
Meanwhile, Hurriyat leaders and activists including Molvi Bashir Ahmad Irfani, Mohd Shafi Lone, Syed Mohd Shafi, Imtiyaz Ahmad, Gulshan Abas and senior leaders of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat including Umar Aadil Dar, Syed Imtiyaz Hyder, Nisar Ahmad Bhat, Zahoor Ahmad Beg, Ishfaq Ahmad Khan, Sajad Ahmad Sofi, Ab Ahad Mir, and Sajad Ahmad Pala, staged a protest demonstration at Hyderpora after Friday prayers.

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