Authorities disallow varsity student protest in Delhi
SRINAGAR: Authorities on Monday disallowed the protest by students from various universities outside the JK House, New Delhi against the alleged rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl in Kathua, Jammu last week
The protest was organised by Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) and students of Jamia Millia. Students from Delhi University also participated.
The students told Kashmir Reader that they had called protest to demand arrest of concerned SHO and SSP, for “mishandling” the case of the minor girl. However, we were not allowed to protest.
Asifa’s dead body was found in the bushes of Rassana, a village in Kathua’s Hiranagar, on January 17, eight days after she had gone missing. Her body was beaten up from waist down – as per those who bathed the child – many of her bones were crushed.
“As soon we began to stand outside the house, a party of Delhi police already stationed there, prevented us, by first beating us with batons, and then detaining for hours together at a Tuglabad police station,” a student from JNU told Kashmir Reader over phone. “We had decided to present memorandum, a copy of which is with the police station, but could not do so.”
The students alleged that the police is in complicit with the murderers as they did not do anything to identify the dead body. “This is a sheer negligence. They (SHO, SSP) should be arrested and suspended,” they said.