A Kashmiri girl Fahmeeda from Nowpora, Sopore in district Baramulla reached late from Jammu on 28th of October 2004. At the Tourist Reception Centre of Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Department in Srinagar, the girl asked for any hotels in the area and was directed to Guest House Sahara in Rajbagh Srinagar where she was raped by five persons which later turned out to be CRPF men. The local police arrested them as the doctors confirmed the examination report that the lady was raped.An Indian army major from Rashtriya Rifles (RR) raped mother-daughter duo in Badar-I-Payeen (Langate) Handwara triggering massive public protests converging the public and media attention to the growing criminalisation of Indian army in the region. On 7th November, 2004 twenty nine-year old mother of six, Aisha and wife of Abdul Rashid Dar and her daughter Shabnum 11 were raped by an Army Major in Saturday night. Family members said that a Major of 30 RR along with his men forced his entry into the house of one Abdul Rashid Dar, a Tonga (horse-cart) driver for ‘search operation’ and forcibly took her wife Aisha into a separate room where they raped her. Later, the army tore the clothes of Aisha’s 11-year-old daughter and raped her too.
While a group of the army was raping the women, another was torturing the male family members in another room including ten-year-old Altaf, a 5th class student…
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