Shopian tragedy continues to instill fear among young girls

Srinagar

In occupied Kashmir, an unknown fear continues to haunt the women, particularly young girls, of Shopian town since the incident of rape and murder of two young women, Aasiya and Neelofar, by Indian men in uniform in May 2009.
The locals while talking to media said that they were waiting for justice in the double rape and murder tragedy as the perpetrators of the crime were roaming freely.
“We fear to go outside alone as same tragedy may happen with us,” said Iqba Shafi, a teenage girl perusing her studies at Degree College Shopian.
Another girl, Jasiya Ishaq said that the parents of the area were apprehensive on the safety of young girls. “Our parents are more cautious about our whereabouts and would call us even when we are just a fraction of minute late from our college or orchards.
Their cautiousness has only gone up after the rape and murder of our sisters by men in uniform,” she added.—KMS

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