Shopian: CBI clean chit to security forces rape of justice: Jamia teachers’ group

By News Desk,

New Delhi: Jamia Teachers Solidarity Association has condemned the CBI clean chit to security forces in Shopian rape and murder case describing it as a rape of justice. JTSA said the CBI conclusion is in line with the Indian government’s policy for minorities.

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“JTSA condemns the brazenness with which the CBI has given a clean chit to the security forces in the double rape and murder of Asiya Jan (17) and Neelofar Jan (22) in Shopian. The CBI has brashly tried to resuscitate the theory of ‘death by drowning’ as the cause of death of the two young women, proclaiming: “It is a case of drowning. No rape or murder,” JTSA said in a statement today.

JTSA has alleged that those questioned the drowning theory were either successfully intimidated to retract their statements, or victimized or discredited.

“All those who questioned the drowning theory had been either successfully intimidated to retract their statements, or victimized or discredited. The CBI, while pleading for discharge of the alleged accused officers—namely, Javed Mattoo (S.P), Rohit Baskotra (Dy S.P), Shafeeq Ahmed (SHO) and Ghazi Abdul Kareem (SI)—has sought to demonise those who defied the diktats of the investigating agencies and had the conviction to stand by truth—doctors, lawyers, activists and civilians—by pressing criminal charges against them. This is a concerted attempt to silence all those who stand for truth and justice,” the teachers’ group said.

The group said Shopian cover-up is latest in the series of state highhandedness in cases like Batla House and Manipur encounter killing.

“ Following a similar cover up by the NHRC in the case of the Batla House encounter, and the unabated arrests of rights activists in Manipur who were demanding that the killers of Chongkham Sanjit be arrested, it appears that all institutions in our democracy, putatively the upholders of justice, are colluding to create an atmosphere of utter impunity,”

“It appears that the Indian State’s mantra, when it comes to dealing with minorities, Kashmiris and the peoples from the Northeast is that “justice must not be done, and it must never seen to be done,” JTSA statement said.