SRINAGAR: Reacting over the statement of newly appointed deputy chief minister Kavinder Gupta that gruesome gang-rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl of Kathua was a “small incident” that didn’t deserve much importance, Hurriyat Conference general secretary Ghulam Nabi Sumjhi on Wednesday said “this (has) exposed these bigoted minded persons”.
Sumjhi in a statement said, “The rape and murder in a temple is even more horrific and vindicates our claim that those supporting the accused involved in these gruesome incident are mentally sick.”
“It is unfortunate that these sick-minded people in their drive against Rohingya Muslims and nomadic tribes are evolving a sectarian conflict,” the Hurriyat leader said.
He said politicising the brutal murder and rape of a minor innocent girl is highly deplorable.
“In civilised societies, these criminals instead of being in power corridors should be prosecuted for their misconduct and people should never accept these people or accord them honour,” Sumji said.
Meanwhile, a spokesperson of the amalgam in a statement said that Syed Ali Geelani will offer upcoming Friday prayer at Masjid Iqra.