Mehbooba Visits Budgam, Demands Capital Punishment For Accused

SRINAGAR: Former chief minister and the president of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday visited the Soibug area in central Kashmir’s Budgam district to express condolences to the family of a 30-year-old woman who was brutally murdered a week ago.

Mufti while expressing grief and outrage over the incident said, “This is a heart-wrenching incident, I have no words to express my grief. The entire area has been horrified. The police have done a great job and I hope the case will be fast tracked,” she said, adding that the culprit should hanged so that this kind of incident is it not repeated again.

Raising concerns about the rising violence against women, she said, “There has been a lot of violence against women, and it is high time to act so as to prevent things from getting worse.”

Mufti also raised the issue of domestic violence, which has prompted some women to commit suicide. “Domestic violence occurs in our households as well, and some women have killed themselves out of fear. Why are women killed so often? Why was this young woman killed?” she asked while urging the police to “act quickly to provide justice to the family.” (KNO)


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