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Congress strongly condemns rally in Kathua

'Using National flag to justify rape, murder condemnable, unacceptable'


Srinagar, Feb 18 (KNS): Reacting to the rally taken out by some people in Kathua in support of a rapist and killer of an eight year innocent nomad girl in Kathua Asifa, who was kidnapped, raped then subsequently brutally murdered, Senior Congress Leader Mushtaq Ahmad Khanday has expressed surprise over the use of National Flag by some disgruntled elements seeking release of murderer SPO with full support of BJP.
In a Statement Khanday while condemning this rally blamed BJP for using people in support of a killer aiming to give the crime committed by SPO a religious colour, who has committed a heinous crime, deserves death sentence, as that the incident has shaken entire humanity.
He said the Members of ruling BJP seems to be busy in giving a religious colour to the horrific and shameful incident of murder and rape of a innocent little girl, which is not accepted in any religion, saying that the people of entire three regions cannot afford to see the killer of an eight year girl goes unpunished, he said.
Adding that Congress Party strongly condemns the rally, Congress Leader urged upon the Investigating Agencies of J&K Police to identify the persons behind staging this anti peace rally in Kahtua and ensure that the culprits are sternly punished as per the law of Land.
He also urged upon the Chief Minister to personally look into the matter and ensure that the perpetrators of the crime identified, punished sternly. (KNS)


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