Uri Episode Has Questioned Our Collective Societal Values: Mehbooba  

SRINAGAR — Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti has demanded exemplary punishment to the culprits involved in the gory act of rape and brutal murder of a 9-year old kid at Booneyar, Uri.

The PDP chief visited the victim’s family at Booneyar and expressed deep sorrow over the brutal and shameless incident that has devastated the family to the core and shocked the entire state.

Terming the incident shameful, shocking and outrageous, Mehbooba said such a gruesome episode has put a question mark on the state collective societal values and it is a high time that everyone needs to introspect and confederate to demand stern , unforgiving and harsh punishment to those who have committed such a devilish and barbaric act.

Appreciating the efforts of Jammu and Kashmir police in delivering swift justice to the victim’s family, Mehbooba further remarked that the support the police got in napping the culprits reflects the fact that such barbaric acts will find no societal acceptance in Kashmir, a place which is known in the entire world for its rich traditions and values.

While meeting the victim’s family, the former chief minister was accompanied by several senior party leaders including Syed Altaf Bukhari, Raja Aijaz Ali and several others. 

KEA demands speedy trial to deliver justice to Uri victim

Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) Chairperson, Muhammad Yaseen Khan Saturday demanded that the accused arrested in connection with Uri rape and murder case be given exemplary punishment so that it will act as deterrent.

According to the statement, Khan who also heads Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation (KTMF) said business community as well as the common people feels that the judiciary should set an example to the entire nation so that justice be delivered quickly and effectively.

“What has happened to the humanity? Our society feels ashamed by this heinous crime taking place in this part of world. With each passing day Kashmir is briskly marching towards degradation of moral and social values”, Khan said.

Khan said, “I can’t begin to understand how anyone, even in their wildest dreams, could ever do that to a 9 year old girl who also happens to be her sister and a daughter. We have a glaring example of the Kuthua rape and murder case being politicised and how guilty are being shielded by the rightwing parties, thus we the conscious citizens of the Valley should unequivocally condemn this shameful incident”.

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