Srinagar: Students of different Indian universities on Monday were prevented to stage a protest outside the JK House New Delhi against the gruesome murder of 8-year-old girl in Kathua, Jammu Kashmir, a student said.
The student told Kashmir Reader that the protest was to be held to demand the arrest of concerned SHO, and SSP, for “mishandling” the murder case. However they were not allowed to do so, he said.
Asifa’s dead body was found in the bushes of Rassana, a village in Kathua’s Hiranagar area, on January 17, eight days after she had gone missing. Her body was badly injured – as per those who bathed the child – even many of her bones were crushed.
The protest was called by Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union and students of Jamia Millia, Delhi University had to participate in it.
“As soon we began to assemble outside the house, a posse of Delhi police already stationed there, prevented us, by first beating us with batons, and then detaining for hours together at Tuglabad police station,” a student from JNU told Kashmir Reader over phone. “We had decided to present memorandum but could not do so.” The students alleged police of being hand in glove with the murderers.