Kathua rape-murder reminds us of challenges confronting our society: Geelani

Kathua rape-murder reminds us of challenges confronting our society: Geelani
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SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani on Friday said that communalisation and politicisation of rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl of Kathua was deplorable and disheartening. He expressed anguish and concern over the “biased approach” of judiciary, saying “they have always been apathetic and unsympathetic towards suppressed people” of the state.
The gruesome rape and murder of the minor girl from Bakerwal community reminds us of the challenges confronting our society, Geelani said in a statement issued here. “It is beastly act. One and all need to resent and react against these gruesome incidents,” he added.
Demanding stringent punishment for rapists and those, who by evoking emotions and giving communal colour to the case, Geelani said these fringe elements are committing a heinous crime against humanity.
Some vested interests are trying to derive political mileage out of a brutal and inhuman act, Hurriyat chairman said and appealed to people in Jammu to identify and resent those sick minded who for their mean interests are trying to communalise this barbaric incident.
Blaming authorities, Geelani said vested elements and some criminals are hatching conspiracies to handover the case to CBI and are trying their hard to shelve case and acquit perpetrators. For this purpose, he said “even Supreme Court of India is facilitating the move”.
“We have no faith in Indian judiciary,” Geelani said. “Their biased track record about Kunan Poshpora and Shopian double murder and rape cases serve as glaring examples for their bias and communal mindset.”
Demanding impartial probe by some “internal” agencies, Geelani said it is crime against humanity and, as such, the criminals should be awarded a stringent punishment.