Hurriyat (m) Conference while terming the rape of a three-year-old girl of Tregam area of Sumbal in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district as barbaric and gruesome expressed deep shock and pain and demanded exemplary punishment to the culprit involved in the act that has left the conscience of every Kashmiri shaken.
The spokesman said that last year also a brutal rape and murder of a minor nomadic girl was witnessed in Kishtwar and now the one at north Kashmir’s Bandipora district which reflects the deep rot in our society and the level of waywardness and moral degradation that has gripped the Valley. Hurriyat demanded that the investigations be conducted on a fast track basis so that the culprit is brought to book without any further delay and punished sternly so that no such action is repeated in future.
Hurriyat made a fervent appeal to all to maintain sectarian harmony and urged common masses to show a united face in this hour of crisis.
Expressing solidarity with the family of the victim Hurriyat said that all of Kashmir stands in unison in demanding sternest possible punishment to the culprit.
Meanwhile, a Hurriyat spokesman paid tributes to militants killed in a gunfight with government forces at Sitapur area of Shopian district—Javaid Ahmed Bhat and Adil Bashir Wani.