Kathua rape case: Indian American Girl sends video to PM Modi
An Indian-American girl has sent a video message to prime minister Narendra Modi expressing her disgust at the rape and murder of eight-year-old Asifa.
In the video uploaded on Twitter, the girl who describes herself as a “Tamil Indian by heart” says she has visited India as a baby, and despite the heavy traffic, the people were nice and the food was great. “Now, I’m hearing news and reading through Facebook that woman and children in India are raped and murdered every other day,” she said and gives the example of the brutal rape and murder of Asifa in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.
The Indian American girl then calls Prime Minister Modi to take action against those people who incite such violence. “Prime Minister we have to make sure that this stuff stops and India is now safe for woman and children,” says the girl identified as Ms. V. She added that she does not want to visit India ever again as she is worried for her safety.
10 years old Indian American girl Ms V sends video msg to PM Modi that she will skip summer vacation to India this year because she's scared now after hearing about brutal gangrape of #Asifa, please Modi ji bring back our India's lost glory!!! pic.twitter.com/h6sNCCllEr
— IN UnPlugged (@INUnPlugged) April 15, 2018
The recent rape and murder of the 8-year-old has stirred wide-spread protest across India with many questioning the Modi-led government for not fulfilling its campaign promise to end crime against women and children.
The seven men and a minor accused of involvement in the gang rape and murder of Asifa on Monday appeared in a local court where they denied any wrongdoing.
The main accused, Sanji Ram, who was the custodian of the Hindu temple where Asifa was held captive, said the charges were a conspiracy against him. Pleading not guilty, the men has asked for a Narcoanalysis test, wherein the suspect is injected with sodium pentothal in an attempt to elicit a confession.