U-turn: Jammu bar calls for candlelight march for Asifa


Jammu, April 14 (KNB): In what can be described as U-turn Jammu bar association spearheading an agitation to demand CBI probe into Asifa rape-and-murder case has made a volte-face by demanding compensation and calling for a candlelight march in memory of the victim today.
A spokesman of the bar, in a statement, said that the members would hold a candlelight march procession from District Court complex Janipur to Ambphala at 6 pm today “in memory of the victim and to pay respectful homage to the departed soul”.He said this was decided in a meeting chaired by B S Salathia yesterday, in which measures were discussed to intensify the ongoing agitation.
“Mr Salathi and other office bearers were of the opinion that the state government has miserably failed to protect the family of the rape victim in the Rasana rape-and-murder case,” said the spokesman.
Salathia, he said, urged the state government to provide adequate monetary compensation to the family of the victim in order to provide immediate relief and succuour.
He also demanded immediate protection to the life and property of the victim family.
The spokesman said that it was reiterated in the meeting that demanding CBI investigation into the case doesn’t tantamount to shielding the real accused. “…but the real intention was to provide justice to the victim by fair and independent probe.” (KNB)