Srinagar: Opposition National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah in Sunday demanded a special session of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly to bring in a bill to award capital punishment to those who rape minors. The demand has been made after chief minister Mehbooba Mufti had said that her government will bring a capital punishment law for rapists of minors.
“Capital punishment must be brought in for such cases,” Abdullah told reporters here.
“She (Kathua rape victim) is just like my daughter. Thank God, today the nation has woken up and they have taken it very seriously. I hope justice will be done and we will bring a bill in the Assembly session wherein (if) any such incident takes place, the hanging must be brought in,” he said.
“Let the government call a special session of the Assembly just for this thing. When the special session of the Assembly is called and this bill is passed, it will be a great thing for the future such crimes will not take place,” Abdullah said.