Web Desk(April 13, 2018): An eight-year-old girl Asifa who went missing in January, and found drugged, raped and dead making headlines around the world.
The body of Asifa Bano, who belonged to a Muslim nomadic tribe, was found in a forest on 17 January near Kathua city of Indian-administered Kashmir.
The story made headlines this week when Hindu right-wing groups protested over the arrest of eight Hindu men.
Many star using social media expressed their concerns and shock and called for justice after the people came on streets in support of the rapist.
Imagine what goes through the mind of an 8 yr old as she is drugged, held captive, gang raped over days and then murdered.
If you don’t feel her terror, you are not human.
If you don’t demand Asifa get justice, you belong to nothing.
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) April 12, 2018
The case has become a religious flashpoint in an already polarised Indian region.The men the police have arrested include a retired government official, four police officers and a minor – all of them belong to a local Hindu community that has been involved in a land dispute with the Muslim nomads.Anger not only over the grisly murder but also the support for the accused quickly gathered momentum on Twitter with the hashtags #Kathua and #justiceforAsifa trending since Thursday.
— Vijay Kumar Singh (@Gen_VKSingh) April 12, 2018
The crime took place in one of India’s most restive regions. Since 1989, there has been an armed revolt in the Muslim-majority Kashmir valley against Indian rule – they valley is adjacent to Hindu-majority Jammu.