SRINAGAR: Claiming that as Chief Minister she tried her best to ensure justice to the Kathua rape and murder victim, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday alleged that instead of condemning such a gruesome incident, BJP lawmakers staged protests in favour of the rapists.
Mehbooba, who was the chief minister in PDP-BJP Government when the incident happened in January last year, said she could only hope that the accused are punished severely so that no other girl has to endure such pain and trauma.
“Today marks a year since the horrific rape & murder of an eight year old girl in Kathua. Sadly, instead of condemning such a gruesome incident, BJP lawmakers staged protests in favour of the rapists. Even a crime like rape was communalised & passions were stoked to justify it,” Ms Mehbooba wrote on micro-blogging site twitter. (AGENCIES)