SRINAGAR: The human rights organisations from Kashmir to Kannya Kumari have come out on street to protest of heinous crime of rape and murder of 8- year old girl Asifa Bano in Jammu & Kashmir and are demanding to hang culprits who are not less than beasts in public as an examply action.
Anguished over Rassana murder case, Indian President Ram Nath Kovind today condemned the incident as `shameful’ and said that there was need to introspect on what kind of society we are developing into.
“Such an incident happening in our country even after 70 years of independence is shameful. We all have to think where we are going. What kind of society are we developing into and what are we giving to our future generation”, he said while addressing the 6th Convocation of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) in the presence of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, Governor N N Vohra and others.
Mehbooba Mufti Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has praised the people of Jammu for upholding the tenets of harmony, inclusive sense, amity and brotherhood despite severe provocations and defeating the evil designs of miscreants.
Speaking at the civic reception hosted in honour of the visiting President, Ram Nath Kovind, Mehbooba said Jammuites during the toughest phases of past 30 years or so stood up for the tolerant values for which the State has been known since ages.
She said when many people left Kashmir valley, the people of Jammu not only opened their homes and hearths for them but also shared their resources, supplies and other facilities.” “Everyone-Gujjars, Paharis, Pandits, Muslims-got space here and are living without any apprehension.
It’s a rare example of amity which hardly finds any parallels in contemporary world”, she added. Sharing the concern of the President on the said incident earlier in the day, the Chief Minister said her Government is duty bound to provide justice to the victim in the case. She said the whole country looks upto Judiciary now to provide speedy justice in the case so that guilty is punished. “Even the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi termed the incident shameful and sought punishment to the guilty”, she said.