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India/Jammur: Deepika Singh Is The Brave Lawyer Who Is Defying Death Threats To Seek Justice For Asifa

April 14, 2018

The horrific Kathua gang rape and murder case has shaken the entire nation just like the Nirbhaya incident. Our country is losing sleep over the perennial attitude of denying and delaying justice. While the 8-year-old deceased victim’s family is currently in an inexplicable state of grief, the government’s deafening silence is simply baffling. Amidst this horrific situation, one voice that is fighting hard to stay strong is that of Deepika Singh Rajawat. A young lawyer who is defying every death threat coming her way only to ensure the accused are punished and justice is delivered to Asifa and her grieving family.

Rajawat is the chairperson of an NGO called ‘Voice For Rights’  which ardently works towards fighting for human rights. She is currently representing Asifa’s family in the Jammu and Kashmir High Court and is trying to bring the accused to face a trial.The eight-year-old child was drugged and brutally gang-raped for days before she was killed and thrown in the forest.  The criminals behind this monstrosity simply wanted to fulfill their lust and drive away the minority from that area. The gory details of the charge sheet are enough to send shivers down anyone’s spine. However, Deepika’s fight is not without hurdles, as she is facing a barrage of life threats ordering her to step away from the case.

Deepika has now requested the Chief Justice of the Jammu & Kashmir High Court for additional security. The Jammu Bar Association has been protesting against the police and is even inviting a CBI probe into the matter. India stands united and is demanding justice for the child’s murder. It is a situation of utter disgrace and shame for the police and the judiciary if Deepika has to guard her own life to fight for justice. A prompt action is yet awaited, but at least the authorities know that voices can no more be silenced.

https://www.mensxp.com/social-hits/news/44053-deepika-singh-is-the-brave-lawyer-who-is-defying-death-threats-to-seek-justice-for-asifa.html

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/i-dont-know-till-when-i-will-be-alive-counsel-of-kathua-rape-victims-family/articleshow/63775033.cms

http://www.livelaw.in/kathua-case-state-shall-give-security-victims-family-advocates-deepika-singh-talib-hussain-sc-issues-notice-transfer-petition-read-order/

http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2018/apr/16/i-may-get-raped-i-can-be-killed-kathua-rape-victims-lawyer-1802028.html

Kathua gangrape victim’s lawyer: Being called anti-Hindu, I can be raped or killed

https://www.newsheads.in/india/news/kathua-rape-murder-case-court-trial-to-begin-today/article/14101.html

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-kathua-gang-rape-and-murder-meet-the-young-lawyer-defying-threats-to-seek-justice-2604000

https://www.theweek.in/news/india/2018/04/12/asifa-lawyer-accuse-jammu-bar-president-of-threat-and-intimidation.html

https://www.nationalheraldindia.com/india/lawyer-for-asifas-family-alleges-intimidation-by-head-of-jammu-bar-wants-case-transferred

https://chaaipani.com/prejudice-threats-now-faced-deepika-singh-rajawat/

https://www.news18.com/news/india/lawyer-in-kathua-rape-case-says-facing-threats-from-jammu-bar-association-denied-water-1716425.html

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/lawyer-alone-fights-case-colleagues/articleshow/63765770.cms

http://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/kathua-rape-murder-case-trial-today-in-jammu-and-kashmir-top-10-developments-118041600097_1.html

http://www.asianage.com/india/all-india/160418/sc-orders-jk-govt-to-provide-security-to-family-lawyer-of-kathua-gangrape-victim.html

https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2018/04/16/indian-sc-directs-ihk-govt-to-protect-family-lawyer-of-minor-girl-molested-murdered/

https://www.firstpost.com/india/kathua-rape-and-murder-case-live-updates-sc-tells-jk-govt-to-give-security-to-8-yr-old-victims-family-4433185.html

http://www.livelaw.in/kathua-case-state-shall-give-security-victims-family-advocates-deepika-singh-talib-hussain-sc-issues-notice-transfer-petition-read-order/

https://www.siasat.com/news/kathua-rape-case-dgp-vaid-lawyer-deepika-singh-active-getting-justice-victim-1342904/

http://www.livelaw.in/take-disciplinary-action-jk-lawyers-lawyers-democracy-rule-law-bci/

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-43782471

https://thewire.in/women/modi-should-rein-in-his-party-men-says-lawyer-for-kathua-girls-family

https://kashmirobserver.net/2018/letters/bravo-deepika-rajawat-30994

http://brighterkashmir.com/belated-justice-for-asifa-and-our-lawyers/

https://www.brecorder.com/2018/04/17/412344/students-lawyers-hit-streets-against-rapists-murderers/

https://www.buzzfeed.com/soniathomas/asifa-lawyer-deepika-singh-rajawat-viral-photo?utm_term=.sl7eG40nz#.ioVzLxEAl

https://www.firstpost.com/india/kathua-rape-case-lawyers-hold-silent-protest-in-delhi-claim-jk-bar-association-violated-code-of-conduct-by-supporting-rapists-4434593.html

http://www.thecitizen.in/index.php/en/newsdetail/index/3/13572/shoot-me-kill-me-but-dont-fabricate-lies-advocate-deepika-rajawat-hits-out-at-zee-suspends-all-social-media-accounts

https://www.mensxp.com/social-hits/news/44131-deepika-singh-rajawat-may-be-fighting-the-case-alone-but-the-whole-nation-is-standing-with-her.html

http://www.millenniumpost.in/nation/kathua-victim-lawyer-says-twitter-account-hacked-lodges-complaint-with-delhi-police-295118

https://cjp.org.in/exclusive-implement-forest-rights-act-to-protect-bakarwals-of-kathua-talib-hussain/

https://www.courrierinternational.com/article/linde-bouleversee-par-le-viol-dune-fillette-musulmane (FRANCAIS)

https://lemuslimpost.com/inde-viol-fillette-musulmane-tensions-communautes.html (FRANCAIS)

https://www.huffingtonpost.de/entry/indien-maedchen-ermordert-religion_de_5ad73f01e4b029ebe01fcd3b (DEUTSCH)

https://www.bbc.com/urdu/india-43811663 (URDU)

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Jammu & Kashmir/India: LAWYERS BOOKED FOR PROTEST AGAINST POLICE

April 11, 2018

Lawyers booked for rioting, blocking crime branch officials

The Jammu and Kashmir police on Tuesday filed an FIR against a group of lawyers for trying to prevent a Crime Branch team from filing a chargesheet against the seven accused in the rape-murder of a minor girl from Rassana village in Kathua. The lawyers, who have demanded a CBI probe while accusing the Crime Branch of investigating the case on communal lines, staged protests inside the district courts complex on Monday when the police had gone to file the chargesheet.

The Crime Branch, however, managed to file the chargesheet after additional forces were called in. On Tuesday, the team filed another chargesheet against the eighth accused, a juvenile, besides producing him at the chief judicial magistrate’s court. The body of the girl, from the Bakherwal community, a nomadic Muslim tribe, was recovered from the Rassana forest on January 17.

A total of eight people have been arrested.

http://ahmedabadmirror.indiatimes.com/news/india/lawyers-booked-for-protest-against-cops/articleshow/63703023.cms

http://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/jammu/lawyers-booked-for-rioting-blocking-crime-branch-officials/281563.html

https://www.news18.com/news/india/lawyers-who-tried-to-stop-chargesheet-of-kathua-rape-murder-case-in-court-booked-1714383.html

http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2018/apr/10/j-k-lawyers-booked-for-blocking-chargesheet-in-kathua-rape-murder-1799567.html

http://www.livelaw.in/kathua-rape-case-lawyers-organizations-condemn-blocking-charge-sheet-kathua-lawyers/

https://countercurrents.org/2018/04/11/the-indian-association-of-peoples-lawyers-iapl-condemns-the-actions-of-the-kathua-bar-association/

http://www.ummid.com/news/2018/April/11.04.2018/peoples-lawyers-on-khatua-lawyers-protest.html

https://barandbench.com/kathua-rape-jammu-lawyers-protest/

http://news.statetimes.in/lawyers-call-for-general-strike-in-jammu-on-wednesday/

https://www.outlookindia.com/website/story/lawyer-talib-hussain-who-has-been-fighting-kathua-gangrape-victims-case-attacked/310997#.WtITafy4GBc.facebook

Jammu lawyers begin 4-day strike over multiple demands

https://kashmirobserver.net/2018/local-news/lawyer-attacked-udhampur-30924

Jammu & Kashmir/India: Police Disallowed Our Team To Visit Bimyar Graveyard: APDP

February 5, 2018

Police disallowed our team to visit Bimyar graveyard: APDP

Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) has condemned the detention of its president and three lawyers in Baramulla district.

Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) has condemned the detention of its president and three lawyers in Baramulla district.

“Advocate Parvez Imroz, president Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society and patron APDP, and three lawyers accompanying him were illegally detained by personnel from police station Boniyar for more than one hour today,” APDP spokesperson said in a statement.

The spokesperson said the members and activists of APDP were visiting the grave site of Atta Muhammad Khan in Bimyar village of Chehal area of Baramulla district to pay tributes and to lay a tombstone on his grave.

“The event was planned to remember Atta Muhammad and his contribution to the discovery of the phenomenon of unmarked and mass graves in Jammu and Kashmir. As a result of the police action, the event could not be held and APDP members, around 15 persons (mostly family members of the disappeared) could not pay their respects to Atta Muhammad Khan,” the statement said.

“The police were waiting for advocate Imroz and his team at Bimyar village.

https://www.urdupoint.com/en/pakistan/police-disallowed-our-team-to-visit-bimyar-gr-255675.html

http://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/kashmir/police-disallowed-our-team-to-visit-bimyar-graveyard-apdp/274619.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parvez_Imroz

India/Jammu & Kashmir: NIA summons J&K Bar Association Prez

September 5, 2017

NIA_OFFICE

National Investigation Agency (NIA) has summoned top Kashmiri lawyer and president of Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association Main Abdul Qayoom for questioning in the terror funding case as a witness on Wednesday.

NIA issued the notice to Qayoom asking him to present himself at its headquarters in New Delhi on Wednesday “for the purpose of answering certain questions relating to the case”.

Qayoom is the third lawyer of Jammu and Kashmir, who has been on the NIA radar after the terror funding case was registered and several separatists and businessmen arrested since April 30.

Earlier, on August 16, NIA raided the residence of advocate Mohammad Shafi Reshi at Bagaat-Barzulla in Srinagar and on July 30, the residence of advocate Devinder Singh Behal in Jammu was raided.

NIA’s notice to Qayoom evoked a sharp reaction from lawyers, who immediately boycotted the courts in a protest on Monday.

“It is aimed at harassing and demonising the lawyer fraternity because they support the cause of people of Kashmir and defend the detainees and under trials before the High Court and the courts subordinate to it,” said Bashir Sidiq, General Secretary of J&K High Court Bar Association.

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-nia-summons-jk-bar-association-prez-2543044

http://www.news18.com/news/india/kashmiri-lawyer-who-fought-use-of-pellet-guns-summoned-by-nia-in-terror-funding-case-1509145.html

http://www.catchnews.com/india-news/nia-summons-to-mian-qayoom-kashmir-hc-bar-hurriyat-condemn-but-people-don-t-care-80295.html

http://kashmirreader.com/2017/09/06/lawyers-strike-work-close-ranks-behind-mian-qayoom/

http://dailykashmirimages.com/Details/148730/lawyers-protest-nias-summoning-of-bar-chief

http://risingkashmir.in/news/lawyers-in-south-kashmir-protest-against-nia-for-serving-notice-to-qayoom

http://kashmirreader.com/2017/09/07/kcsds-ejac-condemn-nias-summoning-mian-qayoom/

https://indiablooms.com/ibns_new/news-details/N/34150/nia-raids-hurriyat-g-leader-agha-hassan-s-house-in-terror-funding-probe.html