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Celebrities kick off #JusticeForAsifa campaign over social media

Celebrities from both sides of border took to social media demanding justice for Asifa, 8 year old Kashmiri girl brutally murdered after being gang raped. Though the incident took place back in January but the campaign for justice is gaining momentum over social media now. The revelation of this crime has inflamed religious tensions, leading to widespread protests, gained international attention, and hashtag #JusticeForAsifa #JusticeForOurChild is trending all over the social media

Bollywood celebrities kicked of #JusticeForOurChild campaign and many big names have posted on social media lending their voices for the cause. Some came retweeting these celebrity posts.

”It’s not about religion, politics, caste or color … it’s about BASIC humanity”, says Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Music producer Vishal Dadlani also came forward urging people to take a stand and not let this matter slide away:

While tensions remain erected between India and Pakistan, but for this cause voices are raised from Pakistan too. Shahid Afridi took to social media for this cause as well; despite of being trolled from the other side of border for his recent tweet about Kashmir,

Cricketers, making provocative statements will not help anyone, especially Kashmiris

”This has nothing to do with religion. This has everything to do with monstrosity #justiceforasifa”, shares Ushna shah on her instagram

8 old Asifa Bano belonged to the nomadic Muslim Bakarwal community, a nomadic Muslim community that lives around the Himalayas. People from this tribe frequently stop in the Jammu valley to make use of its public land during the winter. She was abducted on January 10, while looking at horses that were left for grazing in field, was held captive in a temple and raped before being strangled to death. Asifa’s body was found days after her death, abandoned in the forest.
It’s being reported that the local police has arrested eight men for the crime, including two officers who allegedly helped cover it up. Several of the men have confessed and provided details of the kidnapping, rape, and murder, reports Indian media.

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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