Kathua Rape Victim Asifa Bano's lawyer Deepika Singh Rajawat now faces shortage of housing in Jammu and Kashmir | Opinion

Deepika Singh Rajawat captured the country's imagination for the first time in April 2018. The nation was shocked but was distracted by news of the rape and murder of eight-year-old Asifa Bano in Jammu and Kashmir. Since the victim was a Muslim and the accused were Hindus, the case soon received a political and political shift. In front of a supposed police cover and support for the accused, Deepika was among the few who reacted to Asifa.


We all remember the strong image of Deepika coming out of the court in Jammu. Her scratch shone in this picture and was hailed as a hero. She faced continued threats of death and rape for her involvement in the case, and eventually she had to distance itself from the case.

Then, the head of the Mehbooba Mufti government (the state is under the ruler's rule) had provided him with government housing. But now that she is no longer advised to the Asifa family, she has been asked to leave the government districts.

Deepika also received three personal security officers, two for herself and one for her six-year-old daughter, the Mehbooba Mufti government. The state police have withdrawn the PSO that keeps her daughter.


Deepika told many news galleries that she refused to host countless homeowners in Jammu because of her connection to the Kathua rape case.

"I do not want to live in this house (government districts), I only came here because there was a threat to my life and the security of my daughter, but because I do not have a home, I have to rent one. they are not ready to leave their home to me, there has been such a wave against me, it's amazing, is it what our society faces an activist? "said Deepika.

He added: "I've been looking for places, but every time I find one, people deny the last minute. Sometimes they deny once they discover my name, they ask around me and they say they do not want to go Where do I have to go? "

Indeed, where should it go? We live in a world where a strong, vocal woman is seen as a threat to the status quo, and that is simply the punishment imposed on the requirement of justice. Rajawat commended her disobedience to her own colleagues at the Jammu Bar Association, who threatened her not to take the case. Now, finally, they seem to win as Deepika and her daughter face the prospect of becoming homeless.