Shopian Shuts to Remember Asiya, Neelofar on 9th Anniversary
A complete shutdown on Tuesday is being observed in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on the ninth anniversary of Asiya and Neelofar the victims of 2009 Shopian double rape and murder case.
Joint Resistance Leadership – an amalgam of separatist outfits – has called for shutdown in the district against the twin deaths.
All shops and other business establishments are closed while public transport is off the roads. However, few private vehicles were seen plying on some link roads of the district.
Asiya and her sister -in-law Neelofar were allegedly raped and murdered by government forces on this day in 2009. Their bodies were retrieved from a local stream, Ranbi Ara.
After an investigation led by Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Jammu and Kashmir Police, the case was handed over to India’s premier investigating agency CBI.