Kathua Rape and Murder Case: Protesters stage sit-in in Jammu, demand capital punishment for the culprits

Jammu: A day after family of the minor Kathua girl who was raped and murdered met Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, the Gujjar Bakarwal community on Tuesday staged a protest in Jammu and halted vehicular movement near Jewel Chowk for hours.

The protesters demanded justice against the gruesome act and capital punishment for the culprits who are involved in the rape and murder of the minor girl.

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The protesters said that the state government has failed to protect its citizens.

“No mother, sister and daughter are safe in the state. Even the CM of the state is herself a female and could have done a lot to safeguard the women but she has utterly failed to do so. When it was Nirbaya rape and murder case whole India was outraged but the same is not seen in this case because these branded civil society have become racist just like government,” they said.

The protesters alleged that the government’s intention to shield the culprits became clear when they arrested social activist Talib Hussain for raising voice against this gruesome rape and murder.

Civil and police officials visited the spot and pacified them with an assurance that Crime Branch is already investigating the case.

Recently members of the J&K RTI Movement, Civil Society for Justice and Development, Gujjer-Bakarwal Foundation, Gujjer-Bakarwal Youth Conference, SAIRAB and Kashmir Women’s Collective held a protest at Srinagar’s Press Enclave and questioned the silence of all shades of ideologies regarding the issue. Watch:

(With inputs from CNS)

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