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Budgam murder: JKPCC, MMU demand exemplary punishment for accused

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Congress on Tuesday condemned the killing of a woman in Budgam district and demanded exemplary punishment to the accused.

The “shameful” incident has shook the conscience of the society and it should work as a wake-up call, the JKPCC said in a statement. 

The remarks came after a woman was murdered in Soibugh area of the central Kashmir district and her body cut into several parts which were subsequently hidden at different locations.

Police have already arrested a person in connection with the murder. 

Expressing deep shock and anguish over the gruesome killing of the woman in Soibug area, Congress termed the incident a black spot on society’s face. 

Though there is a massive outcry as expected against this heinous crime, society needs to take collective efforts to contain the crime, it said. 

Besides, the administration, especially J&K Police, must keep a vigil over such activities and contain these with iron hands, the statement said. 

JKPCC appealed to the people to wake up before crime engulfs the entire society leading to the ugliest situation.

The party extended its deepest condolences to the bereaved family and prayed for their courage to bear the loss. 

“Kashmiriyat was a symbol of humanity and services, but, unfortunately, it has received serious setbacks due to a handful of black sheep roaming in the society,” the JKPCC said.

It is the sole responsibility of the people and the administration to make a collective effort and ensure a fearless and crime-free atmosphere, which will stand guarantee to a clean society, safety and security of the people especially women and children, who always become soft targets of criminals, the JKPCC said. 

Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema — an amalgam of several religious organisations – also condemned the “brutal and inhuman” killing of a woman in Budgam district.

In a statement, the MMU expressed serious concern over the ever-increasing graph of barbaric crimes and new social evils in Kashmir. 

“It is a matter of concern and introspection for all of us. The Kashmir Valley has been the land of saints, rishis and sages for centuries, and here our illustrious forefathers had made all their efforts for the protection and promotion of Islamic, human and moral values in every era,” the statement said. 

The MMU said this incident has shamed humanity and is extremely sad. 

It expressed solidarity with the bereaved family members and demanded exemplary punishment for those involved in this heinous crime so that nobody will have the courage to do such an inhumane and un-Islamic act in the future.

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