‘The conscience of every Kashmiri is shaken’: Demand grows for strict punishment to culprit of Sumbal rape

‘The conscience of every Kashmiri is shaken’: Demand grows for strict punishment to culprit of Sumbal rape

It reflects the deep rot in our society: Hurriyat (M)

Srinagar: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat Conference while terming the rape of the minor as barbaric and gruesome demanded exemplary punishment to the culprit involved in the act “that has left the conscience of every Kashmiri shaken”.
A Hurriyat (M) spokesperson in a statement said, “Last year also a brutal rape and murder of a minor nomadic girl was witnessed in Kishtwar and now the one at north Kashmir’s Bandipora district. (This) reflects the deep rot in our society and the level of waywardness and moral degradation that has gripped the Valley.”
The spokesperson demanded that the investigations be conducted on a fast track basis so that the culprit is brought to book without any further delay and punished sternly so that no such act is repeated in future.
The amalgam has made a fervent appeal to people to maintain sectarian harmony and show a united face in this hour of crisis.
Expressing solidarity with the family of the victim, the spokesperson Kashmir stands in unison in demanding sternest possible punishment to the culprit.