How come a communal conflict is related to an unblended and pure soul of an 8-year old girl ? What was her fault ? Just because she belonged to a muslim nomadic tribe in Jammu , she should have been kidnapped , brutally raped and killed followed by the dismantling of her fragile limbs ?
Is this the only fault of that pure soul ?
Asifa! It means a virtuos, pure and spotless one . This little girl , Asifa , belonged to a muslim nomadic tribe . She resided peacefully at the outskirts of village Rasana , in Jammu .
One fine day the little one was herding her horses as usual in forests of Rasana , when a juvenile lured the girl and kidnapped her . She was brought to a Hindu temple which was almost a 70 kms away from her native . She was raped over there in the holy premises by three men who were three times her age . They captivated her and kept her on sedatives so that she won’t even budge a little when she was throttled . The poor child was kept without food for complete four days and was being repeatedly raped . When they were done with her , they mutilated her and threw her away in the bushes of Rasana where she was found a week later completely laden with blood and with sundered limbs .
The whole sinful act took place under the watch of the temple superintendent Sanji Ram whose own son and nephew , a special police officer Deepak Khajuria and Deepak’s friend were involved in this awful act .
Rasana is a village having muslim nomadic tribes living in it’s outskirts . This tribe had been asking the State for the implementation of the Forest Rights Act in Jammu and Kashmir, which would give them rights to use forest land. This land has been stonewalled by the BJP as its supporters say that the Gujjars (nomads) are trespassers and hold no right to own the land . This has led to a wave of hatred against the muslim tribal community .
The tribe is being subjected to a lots of harassment , torment and abuse on a daily basis which includes burning their Kullas (settlements ), beating them harshly for groundless causes .
CBI have ingrained that the enormities against the 8-year-old were solely for developing a fear among nomads (who make about less than 8 percent of the population in and around Jammu) and for driving them out of the area.
The most scare stiff thing was that the little one’s brutally slaughtered body wasn’t allowed to be burried in her father’s own land because of the conspiracies of the entire village , who were against the coming up of a graveyard ( Kabar) in Rasana village . Due to this issue , the family alone carried away the coffin a several kilometers away deep down the forest .
The child’s aunt said during Gusul (the last bath before burial ) it was clearly seen how the fragile body of the little girl was contravened . Her aunt further added that Asifa’s brutal decimation is the death of humanity .
The police officer , the temple superintendent with the political parties took care of one thing that nobody feels sympathy for the poor family . They threatened and whacked everbody who intended to pay their condolences to Asifa’s parents . When Asifa’s father was being asked about the accused he refused to say anything as he was threatened by the thought of being thrown out of the village .
Later , it was Asifa’s aunt , Shariefa Begum who sumed up courage and named the criminals behind the unpardonable act . The people who spoke for the 8-year-old were declared as a Pakistani agents and colluders to upset Jammu’s “peaceful” atmosphere. Nomads demanding justice were beaten and injured by the police. The same police troupes were seen escorting pro-rape rallies.
The whole event isn’t as easy as it seems when you read it out . This involves a tons of tears , lament , prolonged wailing of a soul begging for freedom . How loathsome it sounds when you hear that a little girl is crumbled in a temple itself . I am sure even the idol of goddess Durga in that temple would have howled in pain with goosebumps all over .
Thinking about Asifa’s parents still brings me to tears because none of the parents would have ever imagined such a terrible rukhsati ( departure) of their daughter.
Above written every word which you have read with so much of intensity has stirred my heart throughout . It’s just a selfish instinct of Kathua’s political figures which ended the girl’s life in a tear-jerking way .
Who are they to take away someone’s life who is standing on the threshold of beginning her actual life ?
Who are they to crush the dreams in her parents’ eyes !?
How come someone can think that it’s okay to plunder someone’s deference and esteem just to satisfy their physical needs !?
I don’t think that I really need to search any another proof to evince that i can’t see any humans here ……..
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