SRINAGAR: Stating that the chief minister should clarify her stand on the involvement of two senior ministers “instigating trouble” in Kathua with regard to brutal murder and rape of an eight-year-old girl Asifa, the J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) president G.A. Mir on Thursday expressed surprise over the silence maintained by Mehbooba Mufti on this serious issue, saying that both the ministers should have been sacked on the day one for giving communal colour to shameful act of rape and murder.
In a statement, Mir said anybody seeking protection to culprits is highly condemnable and inhuman.
Condemning the politics being played over the brutal murder and rape of innocent girl, Mir said that CM being the head of coalition has full authority to sack the ministers to maintain peaceful atmosphere in Jammu, besides ensuring justice to the victim. “What type of coalition is she running,” Mir said. “The dual standards adopted by the chief minister vitiated the peaceful atmosphere in Jammu also, the fire of which will engulf the entire state.”
“Kashmir is already burning due to failure of state government on all counts, now the efforts are being made to disturb the peace and tranquillity in Jammu,” JKPCC president said.