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    A Candlelit Vigil held in Poonch: "We Demand Justice For Kathua Rape Victim", Awake India | Pir Panjal Post

     Poonch: A Candle Light March was taken out in Poonch under the banner of Awake India (NGO) led by Ayaz Mughal to protest against the rape cases of Kathua and Unnao. The people from different communities and sections of the society participated in the march and demanded stringent action against the rapists. The march which commenced from the Parade Ground Chowk moved across the town and culminated at the initial point. Several slogans were raised in favour of the Kathua rape victim.


    Ayaz Mughal (Chairman Awake India),Narinder Singh Khalsa (Pradhan) with other protestors 


    While speaking on the occasion, Ayaz Mughal, Chairman Awake India said, "the frequent cases of rapes of minors in the country are indication that our daughters are not safe. We expect that the justice will be done as early as possible in Kathua rape rape case. And the govt. should establish a fast track court to speed up the trial".  "Some people are trying to politicise and communalise the issue for their vested interest. We warn them to refrain from disturbing the Peaceful environment of the state", Mughal added. 

    Narinder Singh Khalsa, Paradhan, while demanding the justice to rape victim said, "This is most condemn-able act and blot on the face of humanity. We demand speedy trial and death penalty to the rapists  so that strong message is conveyed to the world".

    Maqbool Hussain,  President Anjuman-e-Jafria while addressing the people said, "it is very sensitive case and govt should ensure the safety our daughters and severe punishment to the culprits, whosoever they are."

    Members of Awake India also demanded the capital punishment to the rapist of minors. They have also sent a written representation to the State and Central govt.

    Prominent citizens who accompanied the march includes, Narender Singh, Asad Chohan, Yasar Mughal, Pervez Ahmed Afridi, Umran Kirmani, Asif Hussain, Rauf Bandey, M.S. Qazi and others.

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