Poshpora rape victims welcome re-investigation



Srinagar: The victims of 22-year-old Kunan Poshpora alleged mass rape on Saturday welcomed reinvestigation of the case ordered by a local court, saying the fight for justice would be taken to its logical end.

"We welcome the order of the Kupwara Judicial Magistrate directing police to reinvestigate the case for unravelling the identity of the perpetrators," a victim told reporters.

She said the victims had been fighting a long battle for justice and sought people's support.

"We have been fighting this battle on our own. We want the people of Kashmir to support us," the victim, flanked by human rights activists, said.

She flayed mainstream and separatist parties accusing them of turning a blind eye towards their plight.

She said the perpetrators should be identified at the earliest and they should face a social boycott.

The victim alleged the villagers were facing threats to remain silent.

PTI