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Social groups protest against rape, murder of Kathua girl

Jammu: Various social organizations and groups belonging to different areas of Jammu protested against the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl, Aasifa in Kathua district.
According to Kashmir Media Service (KMS) the protestors staged demonstrations near Press Club Jammu. Speaking on the occasion advocate Ashok Kumar Basotra said, “We all should come forward to emphasize a fair and transparent trial in the case.”
Another activist, Ruchika said that the victim was not only a bakkarwal girl but a daughter of Jammu and Kashmir. “Police have arrested a juvenile in this case which raise various questions on the investigation. How can a juvenile alone keep an eight year-old-girl in captivity for seven days? There are others who are involved in this case. They must be punished. Civil society should come forward to fight for justice to the victim’s family,” she said.
Advocate Jameel Kazmi said, “Inaction on the part of investigating agencies in the case shows political apathy of system towards common people”.
The organizations which participated in the protest included Social Movement, Saksham Samaj Sankalp, Ambedkar Yuva Sangathan, Bheem Ideological Group, Jan Jagriti Manch and Jai Bheem group. Various people and students from different educational institutions also participated in the protest.

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