NC functionaries meet to condemn Sumbal incident, demands exemplary punishment to accused


A meet of party functionaries was held at party headquarters Nawa- e- Subha, Srinagar, condemning the heart wrenching and horrendous rape of a minor girl in Sumbal. The meet was presided over by Party’s general secretary Haji Ali Muhammad Sagar.

Party General Secretary Haji Ali Muhammad Sagar while condemning the incident said, “Not until the half of our population represented by women and girls can live free from fear, violence and everyday insecurity, can we think of a developed state. The rape incident of a minor girl that has occurred the other day has ashamed humanity. The perpetrators of the heinous crime should be given an exemplary punishment. The sexual assaults on the women folk have seen an exponential increase in the past few decades. We condemn the incident in unequivocal terms.  The society should come out against such cases and other heinous crimes against the women. It is unarguably a monstrous crime that needs to be deplored by all notwithstanding caste or other considerations in the strongest terms. The party stands in unison with the affected family in their trying times.”

Party’s senior leaders Nasir Aslam Wani, Muhammad Akbar lone, Sharief din Shariq, Mir Saifullah, Javed Dar, Farooq Shah, Irfan Shah, Peer Afaq, Imran Nabi Dar, Muhammad Syed Akhoon, GN Tailbali, and Muhammad Shafi were present in the meet.

While impressing on the need of having the case tried by Fast track court, Sagar said, “We welcome the constitution of SIT into the case. Now the governor administration should get the case tried in a time-bound manner in order to serve speedy justice to the victim girl.  Moreover, it is the time for the society to rise above all political and other considerations and show solidarity with the victim and her family,” adding, “It is disturbing to see what is happening in our society which once was illustrious for its human values and piety.  The gut-wrenching incident demands solemn introspection by our society. We as a society have to come forward to ensure that such incidents do not recur. Teachers, religious personalities and parents have a pivotal role to play towards inculcating humanistic values in the new generation.”

The spokesman said that those who were present in the meet urged the people to strike unity and not let anyone disturb age-old traditions of brotherhood and tolerance during these trying times. The leaders demanded a watertight and thorough probe into the incident so that the culprit stands no chance to walk free.


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