Kathua Bar Association slammed for ‘supporting rapists’
SRINAGAR: Seeking stern action against the lawyers who tried to stop Crime Branch from filing charge sheet against the accused involved in rape and murder of an eight-year-old Kathua girl, the Awami Itihad Party (AIP) president and MLA Langate Er Rasheed has said the incident has yet again exposed the communal and criminal mindset of anti-Kashmiri forces in Jammu.
Addressing public meetings at Jahama, Batagund, Harveth and Kunnel in Langate, Rasheed, according to a statement said, “The incident is a slap on the faces of those who call themselves champions of human rights, child rights, women’s rights and communal harmony. It may have hardly happened in any part of India or world that lawyers who are deemed to be a ray of hope for the deprived people, have prevented any investigating agency from presenting Challan in a court of law only for the reason that the victim doesn’t belong to their community.”
He said TV channels and human rights organisations throughout India have preferred to keep mum over the shameful incident. MLA Langate said people of J&K are astonished as to “why Prime Minister Narendra Modi doesn’t speak over the issue and seek unconditional apology as lodging FIR against these goons is not enough”.
“The state administration should answer that if it takes Kashmiris to task every day and crosses all brutalities, why couldn’t it deal with the goons wearing black uniform in Kathua court complex,” he said.
The AIP president added, “It is proved yet again that there are two sets of laws, one for the majority of J&K and another for the minority community, and the apparatus of state have taken the majority community for granted. Let (chief minister) Mehbooba Mufti explain why she is so helpless in Jammu and becomes arrogant and powerful in Kashmir?”