8-Year-Old Asifa Was Raped And Murdered. Where Is The Justice For Her?
Asifa was all of 8 years old. At an age when most children indulge in harmless childhood games, she was gang-raped and murdered. The chargesheet in this case was recently filed and the details about the crime that have emerged will make you shudder.
On January 10th, 2018, Asifa disappeared from around her house where she had gone to graze her horses. She was then kidnapped, raped repeatedly in a temple area, and later, brutally murdered. Her body was found a week later in the same area. What is most alarming is that the entire crime was scripted to ensure a minority community left that area.
A Special Investigation Team was formed that has now arrested 8 people including 3 members of the police who have been charged with destroying evidence related to the case.
And while the entire nation is talking about how this is causing communal tension, what really needs to be addressed is that we have the blood of an innocent girl on our hands.
In a country that boasts of diversity, are children going to be sacrificed to feed our personal agendas? The hashtag #JusticeForAsifa was trending on Twitter and several celebrities showed their support for the cause.
Shame. Shame on us for letting religious & political issues come in the way of humanity. Shame on us for waking up to this heinous crime months later,after international media has highlighted it. Shame on us for not being able to protect the girls of our country. #JusticeForAsifa
— Sonali Bendre Behl (@iamsonalibendre) April 12, 2018
— Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) April 12, 2018
We need to fight for justice for this child. We cannot continue to allow these things to happen. We must not move on or get over this we all have to react asifa was India’s daughter we cannot fail her we need #JusticeforAsifa pic.twitter.com/MK3czCJCnZ
— Varun DAN Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) April 12, 2018
— Vir Das (@thevirdas) April 12, 2018
We hope justice is delivered swiftly in this case.