Rajneesh Sharma Death Case
Govt maintaining silence, Hindu minorities insecure in J&K : Anchal Sharma (widow of Rajneesh).
Anchal Sharma, aka Amina Yousuf, flanked by Mahila Sanrakshan Samiti members, talks to reporters in Jammu on Monday. A Tribune photograph
Omar should also ‘divorce’ his non-Muslim wife: Anchal
Jammu, Nov 30 : Blaming the Jammu and Kashmir Government for not taking action against the culprits behind Rajneesh Sharma’s killing, his widow Anchal Sharma today said the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah should also ‘divorce’ his wife for marrying inter-faith.
”My husband was kidnapped and killed in the custody on October 5 by the police on the directions of my parents only because he was a Hindu and had married a Muslim girl,’’ Anchal Sharma, alias Ameena Yousuf told reporters at a press conference here this afternoon held under the banner of Mahila Sarakshan Samiti (MSS).
”There were no directions issued by the Chief Minister, who himself has married a non-Muslim woman, to probe the killing of my husband, so he should also ”divorce” his wife,” alleged Ms Anchal.
Ms Anchal added both Jammu and Kashmir should be separated from each other if Muslims and Hindus cannot live together.
”No body from Jammu should visit Kashmir and no Kashmiri should be allowed to visit Jammu and both the regions should be separated if the people here, live with hatred for each other,” added the victim.
However, later Mahila Sarakshan Samiti (MSS) members charged the state government for deliberately not taking any action in the matter as the youth was killed in police custody at Srinagar and belonged to Jammu.
”If the same had happened with someone from the valley, quick, effective and stern action would have been taken and the guilty police officers would have been put behind the bars,” they said.
”We will be taking out a ‘Moan Rally’ with black badges tied on foreheads on December 4 and proceed to Chief Minister’s residence,” one of the MSS leader said.
However, the Supreme Court on Friday has sought the Central Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI) view on a lawsuit by Anchal Sharma and her in-laws seeking an independent probe into the death of Rajneesh Sharma.
It is to be stated that Srinagar-based Ameena alias Anchal married Rajneesh against the wishes of her parents on July 21 this year in Jammu after adopting Hinduism. –UNI
Earlier on 11th November a large number of social and community organizations have supported the demand of “Mahila Sanrakshan Samiti” to seek justice for Anchal Sharma whose husband Rajneesh Sharma was brutally killed under police custody at Srinagar.
Talking to reporters here today in joint press conference prominent organizations of Jammu said that the police personal, those who raided the house of Rajneesh in Jammu and tortured him in Srinagar should be brought to book immediately. They also demanded that the father and brother of Anchal formerly Amina who threatened Rajneesh in the Ram Munshi Bagh Police Station and bribed the police, should also be punished as demanded by Anchal herself.
The speakers said that Anchal had, after performing all rituals, converted herself legally to Hinduism and married to Rajneesh in Jammu at AaryaSamaj Mandir Janipur following Hindu rituals on 21-08-2009.
“Anchal has been observing regular fasts “Karva Chouth” since the day she met Rajneesh and later converted to Hinduism without any pressure or inducement. The couple had an affair for last over seven years since Rajneesh visited Srinagar during the Amarnath Yatra and stayed in a House Boat, which belonged to the family of Anchal. She was observing a fast of Karva Chouth since those days.
“We would like to ask the Government that, if there is no objection over the inter-religious marriage by the Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir State, who gets married to a Hindu girl and also his sister and the daughter of the Union Minister, Farooq Abdullah to a Hindu boy then why a hue and cry in created over the marriage of Rajneesh, who is tortured to death for getting married to a Muslim girl. Does the law of the state apply only to the top class politicians and influential families and not for the persons like Rajneesh and Anchal”, questioned the participants.
They warned the administration of launching agitation in case the Government does not take stern action against the culprits and those police personal, responsible for the killing of Rajneesh Sharma in police custody at Srinagar.
Eminent Hindu Organisations and personalities were participated in the august meeting to support the cause of a ghastly affected Hindu widow of Late Rajneesh, ANCHAL SHARMA. The organisations and the representations as follow : Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Dr. Ramakant Dubey, Dogra Brahaman Partinidhi Sabha, Ved Parkash Sharma, Amar Kshtriya Rajput Sabha, Kr. Narayan Singh Jamwal, All J&K Guru Ravi Dass Sabha, Piran Ditta, Parshotam Thappa, Sanatan Dharam Sabha, Shyam Lal Chudamani, Central Mahajan Sabha, Romesh Chander Mahajan, Gen. Sec Dr Sudesh Gupta, Dr. Mohan Lal, S.S.S Jain Sabha, Varinder Jain, Aggarwal Sabha, Deewan Chand Bansal, Dogra Khatri Sadar Sabha, Ram Nath Gandotra, Aatmanand Jain Sabha, Pawan Kr. Jain, All J&K Mhasha Sudhar Sabha, Bansi Lal, Megh Sudhar Sabha, Milkhi Ram Bhagat, Chairman Valmiki Sadar Sabha, Ajit Gill, Saryara Sadar Sabha, Sat Pal, Barwal Sabha, Faquir Chand Azad, Jaat Kalyan Sabha, Ch. Kamal Singh, Sain Samaj Sabha, Madan Lal, Kashyap Rajput Sabha, Rakesh Kumar, Khukharan Biradri Sabha Satish Anand, Thakur Sahu Sabha, Sat Pal Singh Chib Barwal Sabha, Faquir Chand Azad, Sant Ghore Ji Maharaj Temple, Yudyanath Ji.
It is pertinent to mention here that on 25-08-2009, a case of abduction was registered against Rajneesh in Srinagar. After their marriage, they stayed for month long period outside J&K. On 28-09-2009, a police party from Kashmir assisted by the Bakshi Nagar Police raided the house of Rajneesh at around 1 pm and was taken to Srinagar. It is alleged that under communal frenzy the Kashmir Police officials brutally tortured Rajneesh to death in police custody.