Two former J&K Chief Ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti have demanded exemplary punishment to the guilty in the alleged Bandipora rape incident, while People’s Conference chairman Sajad Lone has taken up the matter with Governor Satya Paul Malik.
Lone made a series of tweets on the incident and said he requested the Governor that protestors should not be dealt with force.
“The tragedy in . . . as beastly it is merits serious social introspection. We need to seriously ponder on this mad sickness on the prowl. We need to work hard to rediscover the moral foundations of our society,” Lone tweeted.
“Talked to honourable Governor and requested that the perpetrator of the ghastly crime against a three year child b strongly dealt with. And also requested that protestors not b dealt with force. These protests r natural and instinctive outpouring against a heinous crime,” he said in another.
National Conference president and former CM Omar Abdullah said J&K police should fast its investigations. “The rape of a child . . . is a travesty. @JmuKmrPolice must ensure a speedy investigation with only one consideration and that is to identify the guilty, prepare a watertight case & ensure exemplary punishment to those responsible,” he tweeted.
Former Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti expressed shock on the reports of rape of the minor girl. “Mortified to hear about the rape of a 3 yr old girl. . . What kind of a sick pervert would do this? Society often blames women for inviting unwanted attention but what was this child’s fault? Times like these, Shariah law seems apt so that such paedophiles are stoned to death,” she said on Twitter.