Noor ul HaqBaramulla:
Civil Society Sopore, an amalgam of civil society members, educationists, traders, fruit growers association and transport associations on Saturday held a peaceful protest demonstration against the rape and murder of 8-year-old girl in Rasana village of Kathua, January this year.
The nomad girl according to police was kidnapped, drugged, gang raped inside a temple by a gang of eight culprits in Kathua before killing her.
Calling for capital punishment for the culprits, scores of members of Civil Society Sopore accompanied by students of various institutions held a peaceful protest march at New Colony area of Sopore as a mark of solidarity with the victim.
Expressing serious and deep concern over the brutal murder and rape of the minor girl, the protesting members appealed the state government of passing strict laws for such crimes.
“Our hearts bleed and carve for speedy justice. Our demand rather everyone has same demand that an exemplary punishment should be awarded to the culprits involved in this heinous crime,” the protests said.
Holding placards and banners that read, “Justice for Kathua victim”, “Hang the Culprits”, the protesting members raised slogans against the Kathua rape accused and demanded justice and capital punishment for the culprits involved in the heinous crime.
The protesters were chanting anti-government and anti-BJP slogans.
Similarly a peaceful protest was also held in Baramulla town by party workers of Congress unit Baramulla under the chairmanship of State Spokesperson Pradesh Youth Congress Sheikh Aamir.
Holding placards and banners, a large number of party workers of Baramulla Unit held a peaceful protest rally.
Advocate Farkhanda Khan, Abdul Rehman Parray, Umar Bhat also participated in the peaceful protest rally.
While talking to Rising Kashmir, State Spokesperson Pradesh Youth Congress Sheikh Aamir said that Congress stands with Kathua minor and seek justice for the victim and her family.
“There should be no politicization of the incident. It is a matter of humanity, chastity of a minor girl was trashed, she was raped and BJP ministers are playing politics over this issue. Don’t they feel ashamed? An exemplary punishment for the culprits will serve the justice,” Sheikh Aamir said.
Chanting slogans against the rape and murder accused, the local Congress party workers marched through the streets of Baramulla town from Park Road and disseminated peacefully at Deputy Commissioner’s Office Baramulla.