Saturday, February 17, 2007

Family and friends remember Nitish Katara

Report: Anasuya Roy, NDTV
Photographs: Aditya Raj Kaul

Saturday, February 17, 2007 (New Delhi):

It has been five years since Nitish Katara, a young management graduate from Delhi, was murdered.
On Saturday, friends and family members gathered at the Katara residence to remember him.
Nitish Katara's case continues to drag in court, but the recent judgements in the Jessica Lall and Priyadarshini Mattoo cases have given the family some hope.
Abhay Sopore, a close friend of Nitish Katara, played the santoor at the prayer meeting, as family and friends were joined by young campaigners, many of whom didn't even know Nitish personally.

Waiting for justice"Even if I didn't know Nitish, it does not matter. It is the cause," said Puja, a participant.
Among those assembled were Chaman Lal Mattoo, the father of murdered law student Priyadarshini Mattoo, and Sabrina Lall, the sister of murdered model Jessica Lall.
"We stand by them," said Mattoo.
There will be a sense of closure for the Katara family only when the case that has already dragged for five years ends.


Sanket said...

HOw does signing an online petition help?? Who takes action on the basis of an onine petition ?
Note: Its a question, not a comment.

Justice For Nitish Katara said...

Well, Sanket ! Thanks for visiting the blog and commenting. An online petition did hep in Priyadarshini Mattoo and Jessica Lall Case. It helps in generating awareness and uniting the voice of common man on internet for some issue. The petition can be then forwarded to the relevent authorities etc.