Srinagar: The J&K high court on Tuesday issued a notice to Indian ministry of defence and state government on an application filed by mother of the Hardwara girl, seeking a probe by Sessions judge Kupwara into creation and circulation of her daughter’s video.
A division bench of Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey and Tashi Rabstan also directed the girl’s mother to file a proper application for placing on record the daughter’s letter to the State Women’s Commission on Monday last, requesting the Chairperson for urgent relocation to Srinagar.
The girl, according to JKCCS has cited the specific ‘intimidation she had been facing from the police’.
JKCCS said that the main thrust of arguments to be advanced by the mother’s counsel P Imroz today was that the minor girl be set free out of the police custody immediately.
Before hearing full arguments from the counsel of the girl’s stressing the production of the girl before the court as even suggested by the Advocate General, the court rose due to paucity of time and directed the matter be listed on May 2.
“The Handwara minor girl has been video recorded [that in turn was widely circulated by the army], slapped, spat at, had her phone snatched, personal space violated, randomly moved around, been under constant surveillance and kept detained. All of this against her will,” JKCCS said.