Updated Saturday, June 3, 2006


DM protests delay in investigation


Srinagar, June 2: Activists of Dukhtaran-e-Millat marched here on Friday to protest against “inordinate delay” in investigation into the sexual exploitation of Kashmiri girls.
Aasiya Andrabi, chief of the DM, led the burqa-clad women at Regal Chowk, chanting “Give severe punishment to those involved in flesh trade.”

Aasiya said the accused have spend crores of rupees to save their skin and that the CBI was misleading court by hiding facts.

“Shame for CBI for shielding sexual exploiters. Leave our land or be ready for dire consequences... Chastity is so precious and priceless that it cannot be sold or sacrificed,” the women shouted.

The sex racket was uncovered in April and involved nearly 40 women and teenage girls whose clients allegedly included high-profile politicians, police and paramilitary officials, bureaucrats and businessmen.

The DM activists marched through Lal Chowk, Hari Singh High Street, Jehangir Chowk and reached Civil Secretariat where they raised strong anti-government slogans.

“Why the names of big guns have been hushed up? Expose them all and arrest them...Muslim sisters are calling you Subhan Hajam,” read the placards both in English and Urdu.
“Our outfit will leave no stone unturned to expose the ministers. They won’t be allowed to be in the government,” Aasiya said.





Source: Greater Kashmir. Read the news story at the original site.