Srinagar: Demanding stringent punishment for rapists of Asifa and those who are trying to shield them, Janata Dal (United) State President GM Shaheen Thursday said that some vested interests are trying to derive political mileage out of a brutal and inhuman act.
“It is a shameful act and against the human values on part of these lawyers and their political masters, who instead of helping the victim’s family to get justice, behaved like hooligans,” he said.
He said the gruesome rape and murder of the eight-year-old girl from the Bakherwal community, reminds us of the challenges confronting our society.
“A criminal is a criminal irrespective of his caste, colour and creed and must be dealt according to law. By evoking emotions and giving communal colour to rape-and-murder case, fringe elements are committing a heinous crime against humanity,” he said. (CNS)