Jammu, April 14: Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party submitted a brief memorandum to the Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh ji during his (Bhim Singh) meeting with the Home Minister at his residence demanding Governor Rule in the State of J&K in view of the fact that the situation in J&K is not under the control of the J&K Govt. The NPP leader urged the Union Home Minister that Central Govt. should sit down and discuss what has been happening in Kathua District where a minor girl of Gujjar Community was raped and killed after her disappearance from the jungle on January 10, 2018. Her dead body was traced after seven days.
The letter submitted the Union Home Minister read,
“I am writing this letter in connection with the alleged murder of a minor girl in Kathua District, J&K whose dead body was allegedly traced from the forest area of village Rasana in Kathua District. According to the reports 8-year-old Bakarwal (nomad) girl disappeared (according to the police report on January 10, 2018 from a forest area of the village). Her deadbody was traced out from a deserted forest area adjoining to her village on January 18, 2018.
2. Chargesheet was filed by the Sr. Superintendent of Police, SHO P/S Crime Branch, Jammu on April 9, 2018. A copy of the chargesheet in connection with the FIR was filed before the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Kathua on Monday, April 9, 2018 by Sr. Superintendent of Police, SHO P/S Crime Branch, Jammu (A copy of the chargesheet is annexed as Annexure-A1). It is sad that copy of the FIR has not been traced out from any source till today.
3. The reports published in the national and state newspapers are alarming and to the best of my knowledge and information, the facts hidden behind the disappearance of the allegedly abducted, raped and murdered innocent girl have not been worked out sincerely by the reporters or even by the so-called investigation agencies in J&K.
4. I visited the area, Rasana and called on the mother and father of the murdered girl. Both parents of Asifa were illiterate and could hardly speak even in the local language. With me there were about 100 persons from different walks of life residing in that area irrespective of their political affiliations or even jobs. There were more than 15 panches and sarpanches of the area who were sitting around us during my conversation with the parents of the deceased girl. The parents of the girl told us that they migrated to Kathua (District in Jammu Province) from Anantnag District (Kashmir) about 40 years back. They told us that they have two children and Asifa was their adopted daughter who has been looked after by this family. During my meeting several public persons including security and CID personnel were recording the conversation as representative of the administration. The parents told me in the local language (Gojri) spoken by the Gujjar community that they would request the government to hold an impartial inquiry so that the guilty persons were punished. I asked them if they want a particular person/police officers to inquire into the matter, they told me that they do not know the difference between the police from India and the state. They had no objection if Govt. of India would appoint a Central Govt. team to give them justice.
This matter was reported some of the local papers. I also conveyed this message to the Hon’ble Governor of J&K, Shri N.N. Vohra. I also conveyed to the press in J&K. (Annexure-A2). I am sending a page reported in local press in J&K published in Early Times, Jammu on 05.03.2018.
This is sad that the some political interests have exploited this tragic and sad murder of a minor girl who were living in a jungle in unorganized sector, may be for years.
I shall be grateful to the Hon’ble Home Minister who may take an early decision to hand over this sad and tragic case to the CBI for inquiry and appropriate follow-up action in the interest of justice, rule of law and equity.
I am not quoting from the reports published in several national and state newspapers as if the stories were sponsored and projected with mala fide intention. It has created a sad situation for the entire region and the people who are interested to disturb peace in the state have been trying to foment the situation for ulterior motive. I strongly suggest as a Chairman of the State Legal Aid Committee, J&K, as a social activist who has been fighting for constitutional and fundamental rights of every citizen of India from Kanyakumari to Kashmir that this case deserves to be handed over to the CBI for probe. Assuring all cooperation in this regard. Lest the vested interests disturb peace in Jammu region, also, with ulterior motive.”
The NPP Supremo warned the Union Govt. about the new trends emerging from the Valley particularly the undesirable, acceptable & unrealistic statement issued by the son of Late Chief Minister, Mufti Mohd. Sayeed. Mr. Tassaduq Mufti, a Minister in J&K Govt. has vomited poison today which cannot be ignored by the Parliament of India and the Union Govt. He has warned of dangerous consequences if BJP continues in power with his sister (Ms. Mehbooba Mufti). Mehbooba’s brother said that the PDP & BJP“ended up being partners in a crime (for which) an entire generation of Kashmiris might have to pay with their blood.” NPP Supremo urged the Home Minister to take over immediate decision, dismiss Mehbooba Mufti’s government before she and her brother set entire Valley in flames. The closing words Mr. Mufti send alarming signal to entire country when he says,“The btural murder-rape of a tribal child and the subsequent communal politics over it has pushed the state to a new low and brought shame to all of us… If coalition politics is about living with a series of failures and ignominies, then I am sorry I don’t know how to hide my awkwardness and discomfort with it”.