Kashmir Diaspora pays tributes to Aasiya, Neelofar online
01 June, 2012
SRINAGAR: The Kashmiris living abroad paid rich tributes to the two young women, Aasiya and Neelofar, on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter on their third martyrdom anniversary as the Kashmir Valley observed complete shutdown on Wednesday.
From early Wednesday morning, a number of Internet users posted their updates on the Shopian tragedy on Facebook.
Similar was the situation with other social networking and sites like Twitter. Many of posted emotional updates which were followed by responses from their followers.
"May your souls rest in peace my sisters: Asiya and Neelofar," wrote Abid Showkat, a Valley youth studying outside.
Author of the famed book 'The Collaborator' Mirza Waheed shared Arundhati Roy's article on Shopian. "Shakeel's house is on edge of graveyard where his wife and sister are buried," read the article.
"There is no way we can forget the day when your lives were cut short. You live to be with us and there is no way we can just forget it. If they have got things of brute force, we have your memories, pen and paper," a student Faisal Khurshid posted on Twitter.
"We will always remember you," wrote another Facebook user. "Today we observe shutdown to remember the sacrifice that you rendered for this nation. Your sacrifice shall never go waste."
Aasiya and Neelofar were abducted, molested and subsequently killed by men in uniform in Shopian on May 30, in 2009.