Srinagar, June 12, 2019 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani reacting to the verdict in the rape and murder case of a Kathua minor girl, Aasifa, has said that the beastly act of kidnapping, drug intoxication, gang-rape and murder, qualifies for the maximum punishment.
Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, said, “This inhuman act has shattered every soul under a well-knit conspiracy aimed at harassing and throwing this poor and helpless community out of their own locality.” “All these murderers, their masterminds, their collaborators and helpers, all should have met the same fate as that innocent minor girl, but here the laws are selective and punishments are decided on the mood and whim of population,” he added.
Gilani said, on one hand, people are hanged on political grounds to satisfy the collective conscious and, on other hand, those responsible for innocent and gruesome killings in broad daylight are given lighter punishment. He said that lawmakers too are elected on their criminal records and when such mind-set is free for legislation, the outcome cannot be expected other hand what we these days witness.
“Giving benefit of doubt to the son of the mastermind is shameful as he too should have undergone similar pain and agony that innocent minor girl was subjected to. Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Freedom Movement Chairman, Muhammad Sharif Sartaj in a statement issued in Jammu expressed satisfaction over the award of sentences to culprits in Aasifa rape and murder case but said that he was disappointed as the sentences were not in accordance with the nature of the crime.
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