The counsel representing Kathua minor rape and murder victim was awarded an honorary membership by the Supreme Court Bar Association in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.
In a communiqué, the Mirpur-based ‘Azad Jammu and Kashmir Supreme Court Bar Association’ said that Deepika Thusoo Rajawat has been awarded honorary membership.
In acknowledgement of her courageously agitating and representing the rape and brutal murder of 8 year old baby Asifa in Kathua despite threats and intimidations to her life and modesty from communal elements in Indian-held Jammu and Kashmir,” reads the communiqué.
Yesterday, a youth from Downtown Srinagar, Sajad Shah, announced a gift of Rs 50,000 for Rajawat for “pleading the case of Kathua rape-and-murder victim”.
Shah said people shouldn’t forget advocate Deepka Singh Rajawat, a Kashmiri Pandit, who has shown Kashmiriyat by pleading the case to deliver justice to the minor girl.
“Though I am not affiliated with any political party but I know how much she has to spend to take the minor girl’s case to the logical conclusion. I took the step to help her and announce a gift of my hard earned fifty thousand rupees to her so that she can plead the case easily and help in delivering justice to the victim,” said Shah.