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Communalisation of rape, murder disgusting: Geelani

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Srinagar, February 22: APHC chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Thursday said that communalisation and politicisation of the rape and murder of an eight-year-old Bakerwal girl in Kathua was “deplorable, disgusting and against all ethics.

He was addressing a rally called by joint separatist leadership at Abiguzer in Srinagar to protest against brutal killing and rape incident of a minor girl in Kathua and express solidarity with Muslim community in Jammu. Geelani in his telephonic address appealed people from all sections of society and particularly non-Muslim community and human rightist groups in Jammu, to come in support of victim’s family so that perpetrators are punished for their heinous crime.

Syed Ali Geelani said that we are duty-bound to honor, safeguard and defend precious human lives and religious values irrespective of their faith, creed colour and cast, saying it is quite disgusting that instead of this we see the humans are being mercilessly slaughtered everywhere.

Muslim community in Jammu are being subjected to worst situations by these elements, said Geelani in his address and demanded stringent and exemplary action against those involved in the heinous crime.

“It is very disgusting, deplorable and horrific, that a rally in Kathua led by a BJP leader in support of a special police officer (SPO) arrested for rape and murder of an eight-year-old nomad girl, was provided security,” said he.

Slamming administration for their failure, Syed Ali Geelani said, Asifa could have been saved from these butchers, if action would have been initiated in time.


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