Geelani calls for complete shutdown on May 30 to pay tribute to rape and murder victims

Srinagar, 25 May-2014, Peerzada Mansoor: Paying rich tributes to Asiya and Neelofar on their fifth martyrdom anniversary, chairman All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Shah Geelani has called for complete shutdown on 30 May Friday in District Shopian and appealed people to held prayer meeting in Masjids for peace to their souls on that day.

Geelani calls for complete shutdown on May 30 to pay tribute to rape and murder victims

Geelani calls for complete shutdown on May 30 to pay tribute to rape and murder victims

Geelani said, that the double rape and murder case of Asiya and Neelofar should be reopened and also said that the Shopian tragedy that occurred five years back have shaken the conscience of the people of the valley and which can’t be neglected in anyway. Syed Ali Shah Geelani said, justice delayed is justice denied. He said that the women in Jammu and Kashmir are extremely misbehaved and abused at the hands of Indian army and the women of this region are subjected to the unbearable cruelties by these foreign forces. Five years back in Shopian two women Asiya and Nelofar were kidnapped, raped and then brutally murdered but the culprits are still roaming free and under government protection. Geelani also said that the murderers of Asiya and Neelofar were not unknown persons but they being influential and prominent figures of security forces were shielded by the investigation agencies and in order to save the culprits, all the evidences were destroyed on the directions of New Delhi.

When investigation was started on public pressure, it was very late then and the culprits were successful in destroying the evidence. Geelani said that the people of Kashmir are not satisfied with the investigations of that case and we are still waiting for fair trail and demanding that the persons involved in that heinous crime should be
dealt with firm hands and they should be brought to books for their wrong doings. Geelani said that it is the reason for
remembering this day every year and this day is celebrated as a mark of protest against all these tragedies which
were meted out to the female section of this region from last 65 years. Hurriyat chairman demanded re-open and
re-investigation into the double murder and rape case of Asiya and Neelofar and said that the past investigations
neither consulted justice nor took the collective conscious of the people into consideration.

Syed Ali Shai Geelani also appealed the human rights organizations to take serious note of the miseries of women in Jammu and Kashmir and play their role in punishing the war crime criminals who are rooming freely under government security despite committing heinous crimes of rape and murders.