Call for justice by Gulnaz finds takers

2 acid attackers arrested, send to 5-day police remand
By News Agency of Kashmir

Kishtwar: At last the call for Justice by Gulnaz found the takers in police who has arrested two among those responsible for disfiguring her face by pouring acid– the accused were send to five day police remand after they were produced in the court of Judicial Magistrate, here today.

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However, the main accused, a religious teacher is still at large and has gone under ground to evade arrest.

It was reliably learnt that two persons Masood Ahmed son of Irfan Ahmed and Liyaqat son of Mustafa allegedly involved in attacking Gulnaz were arrested last night by the police. Gulnaz’s statement under section 164 Criminal Procedure Code was recorded before the Judicial Magistrate a few days back identifying the persons.

Sources told News Agency of Kashmir that the duo was arrested last night after police conducted raids at their houses. However, Police could not arrest main accused Sajad Hussain who is was said to be at large.

The accused have been sent to five day police remand after they were produced before the Judicial Magistrate this morning.

The accused have also moved a bail application which would be heard by the court tomorrow.

Police which was sitting on the case since last November, wake from slumber only when the News Agency of Kashmir reported the inhuman treatment meted out to Gulnaz, a mother of two children by a group of youth only because she had objected to their immoral advances.

After the woeful tale appeared in local, national and international press, Inspector General of Police Jammu range Dr SP Vaid intervened and asked SSP Doda to renew investigation in the matter.

Twenty six year old Gulnaz who was leading a blissful life with her husband and two daughters fell to the frenzy of a group of male-chauvinists who has made her life a tale of unending miseries and agony. Today she is running from pillar to the post to seek justice from this male dominated world.

Covering her disfigured face and damaged right eye behind a veil, it is very difficult to gauge the intensity of pain deep inside her heart. However, a fade ray of hope flashes on her face when one encourages her by saying that one day she will get justice.

The life of young lady, a resident of Kishtwar, changed in the month of November 2006 when the accused poured acid on her face. She was rushed to local hospital and shifted to Jammu, where she remained under treatment for months together.

However, her agony did not end here. After her return to Kishtwar she was shocked to know that police is yet to act in her case and the culprits responsible for the inhuman act were moving freely. The campaign for justice to the victim was taken by News Agency of Kashmir, which kindled a ray of hope today with the arrest of the main accused.