Students of University of Kashmir holding placards with signs like ‘Justice to Neelofar and Asiya’, ‘Punish the Culprits’, “War has just begun we will see through it”, “Forgetting is a luxury and oppressed cannot afford the protesters gathered in a park near the Iqbal Library while the university authorities denied permission to media for covering the protest.
The students demanded justice for the victims Asiya and Neelofar who were abducted, molested and killed by Indian armed men in Shopian on May 30, after they left for their orchard.
The students while paying tributes to Asiya and Neelofar said, “We cannot forget our sisters who lost their chastity and lives only because they belonged to an oppressed region.” “First they raped our land, women and now they are raping our thoughts,” said one of the students addressing the protesters.
Eyewitnesses said the Indian police men deployed on the campus had thrown a cordon around the protesters and prevented them from marching towards other departments of the Varsity.
Meanwhile, the family members of victims held a sit in near the Zaora Bridge on Rambira Nallah in Shopian to commemorate the fifth death anniversary of Asiya and Neelofar. The people of Shopian said that the two women were kidnapped and later killed before raped by the men in uniform.
The husband of Neelofar and brother of Asiya, Shakeel Ahmad Ahangar, his father in law, brothers and close relatives including children were among the people holding placards reading slogans like “Shopian tragedy: Conclusion… outcome of illegal occupation”.