Accuses govt of shielding accused in Jammu girl’s rape and murder
SRINAGAR: Syed Ali Geelani-led Hurriyat Conference Executive Body (Majlis Shoora) on Tuesday held a meeting which was presided over by general secretary Ghulam Nabi Sumji. The participants reviewed and discussed the prevailing grim situation in state including the increasing human rights abuses and denial of political space for resistance leadership by authorities.
A Hurriyat spokesperson in a statement said the participants paid tributes to conglomerate’s slain executive member Mohammad Yousuf Nadeem, who was killed last week by unidentified gunmen in Budgam, and prayed for his eternal peace.
Questioning the “criminal” silence adopted by government over the killing of innocent minor girl in Kathua, the participants accused the state administration for shielding the criminals accused in rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl.
“They (government) prefer to remain mum, which is extremely unfortunate and inhuman,” the executive council members said and blamed both administration and judiciary for their “bias(ed)” approach against Muslim community.
“No civilised society on earth can tolerate this brutal act,” the members said, adding, “It was observed that authorities instead of implementing a realistic and rightful approach are hatching conspiracies.”
They said Kathua girl’s killing is a “deliberate act and a well-thought-out conspiracy” against the Muslim community of Jammu. “Such inhuman acts are intolerable and unacceptable for the people of state.”
The meeting was attended by the heads or the representatives of Ghulam Nabi Sumji (Muslim Conference), Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar (Tehreek-e-Insaf), Mohammad Yasin Ataie (Peoples League, Syed Yasoob Sibti (Perwaan-e-Walayat), Syed Bashir Andrabi (Kashmir Freedom Front), Yasmeen Raja (Muslim Khawateen Markaz), Syed Imtiyaz Ahmad (Peoples Freedom League) Feroz Ahmad Khan (Muslim League) Kh Firdous Ahmad (DPL) Syed Mohammad Shafi (Peoples League K) Mohammad Shafi Lone (Employees Movement) Prince Saleem (Mass Movement) Peer Ab Rashid (Tehreek-e-Hurriyat), Mohammad Yusuf Naqash (Islamic Political Party) Gulshan Abbas (Tehreek-e Wahdat-e-Islami) and Hakim Abdul Rashid (Muslim Democratic League), the statement said.
The meeting also termed as “very unfortunate” the killing of an elderly civilian Syed Habibullah at Soibugh, Budgam and demanded FIR and stringent action against “killers”.
Meanwhile, on the directions of Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Geelani, a high-level delegation led by Mohammad Yasin Ataie, Gulshan Abbas, Agha Syed Yaqoob and Syed Imtiyaz Ahmad Shah visited the bereaved family and expressed condolence and sympathy.