January 2018, an 8-year-old girl named Asiafa in India was kidnapped, raped and murdered. Due to the young age of the Muslin victim and the chilling statements of the criminal that he wanted to scare Muslims, this event aroused an outrage in India and on social media worldwide. Rape crimes on young girls have always been a concern of most people. But this event was different for its political background, and accordingly people are focussing on different aspects.
Lots of people expressed their empathy and indignation on the girl herself, thinking that no matter what is the purpose of the politics, people are trying to help #Asiafa.
— Thomas Isaac (@drthomasisaac) April 12, 2018
One cannot play politics over #Asifa. She was an innocent 8 year old, way off from the colour of ur politics. It was our duty to protect her & we failed, but we must not fail in giving her justice. Don't compromise on humanity because u are too cowardly to compromise ur politics.
— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) April 12, 2018
She wasn't a Muslim or Hindu, but a child. When will be stop weighing deprave&inhuman acts in terms of politics or religion?From Nirbhaya to Asifa, wht hv we done as a society? If this hasn't shaken your conscience, then what will?#JusticeforAsifa
— Tanya Gupta (@tanyaguptarml) April 12, 2018
However, others concern more about political issues and feel like this event is more of political event and people should pay attention.
Yes Rahul ji what have we become
We are selective in our rage & outrage
Rapist are rapist
– Of Asifa #Kathua
– Of Minor girls of Assam
– Of #UnnaoHorror
Don't do politics & selective outrage.
Rapists are rapists be it Hindu or Muslims or MLAs
— gab.ai/TheCol (@desertfox61I) April 12, 2018
@ndtv Nirbhaya protests were motivated by politics, thousands came on the streets to demand justice, but in the case of 8 year old Asifa,BJP, RSS & Hindu ekta much turn up on the streets of Jammu to support the rapist bcoz she was MUSLIM? pic.twitter.com/rdMMAqdaT0
— Zulfikar Saiyed (@ZulfikarSaiyed2) April 12, 2018
India is that country where Cows are protected by Law.😠
But when it Comes to Humans especially Muslims no one even cares.😞
U r case is over shadowed by politics so I can Only Decorate a Hastag for you On Twitter 😭#Asifa #KashmirKillings pic.twitter.com/l0R9qubVlT
— Mohammad Irfan (@BDzire) April 11, 2018
It’s sad to see such tragedy happens, but we should also mind not to be used a tool for political power. Focus on the angel herself, her wings should be made by us, not by politicians.