Time to assess reasons for moral degradation: KCC&I

Time to assess reasons for moral degradation: KCC&I

Srinagar: The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCC&I) while expressing shock over the heinous rape of a minor said occurrence of such incident in the holy month is an indicator of our society suffering from moral breakdown resulting from cultural changes and the influence of conflict.
KCC&I president Shiekh Ashiq Ahmad in a statement said the incidents of sexual violence were alien to our culture and had therefore caused widespread angst and consternation in all sections of the society.
The conscience of the society has been shaken to its core, he said.
Whereas we have no doubt that we shall ensure justice will be delivered as swiftly as possible in this case, it is also a time for assessing the reasons for the degradation of social values and taking effective counter measures before our society disintegrates, he said.
Sheikh Ashiq also warned elements trying to give a sectarian colour to the incident to refrain from mischievous conspiracies aiming at dividing the society.
He urged the Governor to announce a special fast track court for ensuring early punishment of the accused.