Bandipora minor ‘rape’: It is a stain on the social, spiritual and rich culture of Kashmir, says JRL

Srinagar: The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has termed the rape of a three year old girl in Bandipora a stain on the social, spiritual fabric and rich culture of Kashmir and has demanded thorough investigation and exemplary punishment.

JRL comprising of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in a statement said, “The rape incident of a minor girl in Sumbal, Bandipora is shocking, unfortunate, gruesome and inhuman act. The incident is a stain on the social, spiritual fabric and rich culture of Kashmir. This unfortunate and gruesome incident needs a thorough investigation and the culprit of this immoral act needs to be awarded exemplary punishment.”

JRL in a statement stated that the incident has not only left the conscience of every Kashmiri badly shaken but brought every head down in shame.

JRL said that while this shameful and heart-breaking incident has pierced through our hearts and minds and left all of us shocked, some people might take advantage and try to divide us in the name of sects and tribes.

“The affected kid belongs to all of us and we all share the pain and agony of her family and stand firmly behind them, they added.

“We all want the culprit to be brought to justice and justice for her and affected family,” the statement added.

JRL at the same time has urged and stressed people across all sections to maintain unity and brotherhood on all fronts, and to exhibit patience and discipline.

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