Posts Tagged ‘Crime’

Sunday, Jun 23, 2013, | Place: Srinagar | Agency: DNA

31 gangrape victims have now stepped out to drum up support.

Inside a jam-packed conference hall, a group of women with their faces covered, sobbed. Flashback of the horror of the 22-year-old mass rape of 31 women allegedly by army troops in Kunan Poshpora villages played in their minds.

“I dread that night when troopers entered my room and raped me,” said a woman with her face covered as tears rolled down from her eyes.  “I appeal for justice that has been delayed for so long.”

On the dais an emotionally charged old man broke down narrating the awfulness of the intervening night of February 23 and 24, 1991. A pin drop silence descended in the hall as people listened with rapt attention to their 22 year old ordeal.

Stigmatised and ostracised the villagers of the Kunan Poshpora had suffered it all. Some of the girls were rejected by their in-laws. Some of them suffered serious health ailments. Some of the children had to drop out after they were taunted by their fellow students.

“Five victims have died in the last 22 years. Justice is still a far cry. Every year we observe that day when we were subjected to inhuman treatment by the troops. Life has changed for us since then,” said Mohammad Amin, a village elder, while breaking down in the hall.

Amin and the masked women were part of the group who travelled from remote Kunan Poshpora village in border district of Kupwara to meet the media persons and civil society members seeking their support in their pursuit for justice.

This followed the order of the judicial magistrate Kupwara JA Geelani, who dismissed the conclusions of the police in the recently filed closure report and asked for “further investigation” conducted by an officer not below the rank of SSP within three months.

“Today we commit:  We will fight. We will not forget. We will not forgive. We will monitor the police investigations. We will extend absolute and complete support to the people of Kunan Poshpora when dealing with the further investigations,” said a spokesperson of Representatives of the Support Group for Justice for Kunan Poshpora.

Hundreds of students, women groups and civil society members had thronged to venue to hear the ordeal of the victims. Such was the charged atmosphere that people rose from their seats to give standing ovation to the face covered rape victims who stood ground for 22 years seeking justice from the mighty state.

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There was a woman whose life was
ruined
by electric shocks in her private parts.
… You talk about humanity?
There was a bride in a village. It was
her wedding day. Beasts ruined her
life.
She and her aunt were raped by BSF….But wait, they
are for
security…. So do not shout, do not
protest_ you terrorists.
You talk about injustice?
There was a brother who was kept
ongun point by army, and two of his sisters were raped
in next room…..
He said
i was hearing cries of sisters and
laughs of beasts… But, it
wasn’t”DELHI”
though You talk about Rights? There was a 9th standard
girl, All
innocent and childish, her clothes
were torn
and kept naked for days…. Yes, by
security forces…. So
shhhh… dont say a word There was a village where they
treated females as hurd of
animals…..
There was a mother, a sister who
went to fields, all happy…. alas they
came back on four shoulders, fell prey to
thelust of
beasts… But bodies were drowned,
stress full allegations.. plans by ISI,
suicides,probes ¬ ¬ ¬ , cross border
terrorism, Pakistan Hence proved….. Rape is a myth,
nothing ever happened….
Damini ( rape victim ) was lucky
that world went on rampage to
share her pain.
when Asiya And Neelofer were raped and
murdered nobody uttered a word.
More than 9000 women have been
here alone. Corrupt government
officials and police rapists roam
free yet women fear for their honor and
lives.do you know where this is
happening. THIS IS MY KASHMIR!.

by – MEEM HYE MEHRAN (@BeingMehran)

 

Thursday, 07 Mar 2013 at 11:22, Rising Kahsmir

3553 molestation, 2950 kidnapping, 960 eve-teasing, 29 dowry cases

Arun Singh
Jammu, Mar 7: 
Around 815 rape cases have been registered in Jammu and Kashmir in the last three years. 110 rape cases were reported in Jammu and 55 cases in Srinagar.

The figures came to fore in a written reply to the question asked by Member of Legislative Council, Ravinder Sharma seeking details regarding number of crimes against women in the state during past three years and steps taken to check the atrocities against women.
According to the reply, 2950 kidnapping cases were reported in last three years. In year 2012, 299 women/girls were raped and 1059 were abducted in different districts of the state. In the same year, two gang rape cases, 1322 cases of molestation and outraging modesty, 347 cases of eve teasing, eight cases in dowry deaths, 199 cases of abetment to suicide, 301 cases in cruelty by husband, three cases under Dowry Restraint Prohibition Act and three in suppression of immoral trafficking were registered at various police stations across the state.
In the year 2011, 273 rapes, 1041 kidnaps, 1194 molestations, 351 eve teasing and 11 dowry cases were registered. In 2010, 243 rapes, 850 kidnaps, 1037 molestations, 262 eve teasing and 10 dowry cases were registered.
“Stringent laws were already in force and any culprit involved in a crime or atrocity against a woman was being dealt in accordance with law,” the government reply reads.
It said the investigations in the cases were supervised by a senior officer. “Effective patrolling and vigil was also being ensured at sensitive locations to prevent the occurrence of such crimes.”
The government also said various awareness programmes, legal camps with the help of opinion leaders at police station level were also organized to create public opinion about crime against women.