Forces using rape as a war weapon in Kashmir: Geelani

Forces using rape as a war weapon in Kashmir: Geelani

By Monitor News Bureau –

May 25, 2018 245 Views

Srinagar, May 24:Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani has strongly condemned the “continuous sexual assault and molestation of innocent girls by the Indian armed forces”.
In a statement issued, Geelani while slamming state authorities said, “Major Gogoi like black sheep are tormenting all ethics and are involved in devilish deeds of sexual exploitation of innocent girls.”

Referring to the recent incident in which a Major Leetul Gogoi of Indian Army was caught with a girl at a local hotel in Srinagar, Geelani said Indian forces are using rape and sexual exploitation as a war weapon.

He said the incident of molestation and murder of a minor girl in Kathua has shaken the collective conscience of Kashmiri people and this incident affirms our claim that presence of Indian forces in civilian localities is source of extreme nuisance.

Demanding impartial probe by international agencies, Hurriyat (G) chairman said, “It is crime against humanity and, as such, Major Gogoi like criminals should be awarded a stringent punishment”. He reiterated his demand for exemplary punishment for those involved in Kunan Poshpora mass rape incident.

Criticizing the local administration for its “careless approach” towards the incident, Geelani in his fervent appeal to people asked them to boycott Iftaar parties, medical camps, Bharat Darshan and other activities organised by Indian forces, terming these activities as a part of cultural aggression.

“Indian authorities are hell bent on diluting our unique culture through these mischievous activities,” he said.