Geelani calls for shutdown in Shopian on anniversary of Aasiya, Neelofer

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By KNO on 27/05/2019.

Geelani calls for shutdown in Shopian on anniversary of Aasiya, Neelofer

Srinagar, May 27: Appealing people to observe a complete shutdown in Shopian district and its peripheral areas to commemorate the gruesome incident of rape and murder of Aasiya and Neelofer on May 2009, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani Monday said that Jammu and Kashmir being a heavily deployed military occupied zone in the world, has become most vulnerable place to protect life, honour and especially the chastity of women folk.

Recalling the painful incident, Geelani as per a statement issued to KNO termed it a heinous crime against humanity and expressed dismay on the dubious and malicious role played by the law enforcement agencies and legal authorities with regard to making vain efforts to trample down the eyewitnesses and other credentials of this case.

Demanding a high level probe by United Nations Human Rights Commission, he said that the rape and murder of the duo sisters was committed in the broad-daylight, but culprits are still at large, which speaks volumes about the Indian designs to use rape of women as a war strategy.

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Expressing his grave concern on the heavy military presence in Jammu and Kashmir, Geelani said that human rights violations and military presence, having strong correlation needs a serious notice by the United Nations Human Rights Commission to help resolve Kashmir dispute and bring an end to the present miserable and volatile situation in Jammu and Kashmir.