India yet again has witnessed a horrible inhuman act of cruelty. This time a child had to sacrifice her innocence and life for the dispute between the Hindu and the Muslims. The sane brains of our nation have disappointed us and made us doubt on their sanity when we heard that people made it an issue between the Hindu and the Muslims instead of being concerned about what happened to the 8-year old Asifa. Asifa rape case is making Indians ashamed of themselves, that we live in a country where this could happen. The details will shake you to your very core.
On the day of 10th January, 8-year-old Asifa Bano was grazing her goats in Kathua’s Rasana Village, Jammu, and Kashmir, when a nephew of Sanji Ram [The priest] tried to take her to the jungle. The girl tried her best to get free but her mouth was covered and there was noting an 8-year-old could do further. She was immediately raped by the nephew in the jungle.
Then she was taken to the temple where 60-year-old Sanji Ram serves as a priest. The son of Sanji Ram, Mannu, gave her the tablets of sedatives. After she went unconscious Mannu raped her multiple times. They even called him another son who lives in Meerut, he came all the way to Kashmir just to rape this innocent child and to ‘satisfy his lust’.
When Asifa didn’t return home that day, her family attempted to file the report but Police refused to say that she must have eloped with some boy. Like an 8-year-old could have thought of something like eloping with a boy. Shame on such Policemen in the first place.
Asifa was raped brutally drugged and starved for 3 days by these men in a temple called Devastan before they killed her by folding her knees to her head until she was dead, then they hit her on the head with a stone two times to ensure that she is completely dead. Her body was found on the day of 17th January in a jungle.
The reason behind the Asifa Rape Case is said to be the dispute between the Hindu-Muslim. Sanji Ram and others did this in order to scare Asifa’s family to make them leave the land that they were occupying. And also to scare the Bakarwals out of the area.
If you are not filled with cringe yet then the aftermath is there to make you shame on yourself for being an Indian. People didn’t even allowed Asifa’s family to bury her there. Her family had to walk all the way to another village with the body of the innocent to bury her body.
Police tried to cover the crime because Sanji Ram gave them 4 lakhs to do so. And in 4 lakhs the Policemen sold their humanity and sanity to the devil in the name of the priest, Sanji Ram. They even proved the nephew of Sanji Ram to be Juvenile but the DNA reports confirmed that he is more than 19 years old.
This horrifying act was hidden from the media, the youth and the whole India for 3 months and people had no idea, all thanks to the Policemen that helped Sanji Ram to hide the scene.
When the news started to spread, some Hindus in the name of religion defended the rapists just because the people who raped her were Hindu and the girl was Muslim. Shame on such people and shame on such mentality. How does the religion of the rapist and the victim even matter in such scenario? Have we lost our sense of humanity? Or are we becoming less human over years? Is this the India we want to be known as the citizen of?
People made the political circus of this sensitive issue. People who are defending the rapists need to rise above this inhumanity spreading in the name of religion. The girl was brutally raped inside a temple. A place which is considered to be the purest one but after such act of cruelty I don’t think anything even make that place pure again.
The lady lawyer who is fighting the case of the 8-year-old is receiving threats from the so-called religious people. People across the whole India is asking for justice for the Asifa Rape Case. This innocent child deserves the justice. If not, then we fail as a society, we fail as an Indian, we fail as a human. Not for the sake of religion but for the sake of humanity ask for the justice for Asifa Rape Case.