Srinagar, Feb 5: Independent lawmaker and MLA Langate Er Rasheed on Monday have accused the government of adopting criminal attitude over the murder of a teenager from Kuthua.
The spokesman said Rasheed participated in a sit-in, seeking justice for murdered Kathua girl, organized by All Tribal Coordination Committee at Press Club Jammu.
Rasheed appealed people of Jammu to see the issue through an angle of humanity and reminded people of Jammu of their huge support for Nirbhaya, the victim of rape and murder in Delhi. Rasheed said that silence by the civil society of Jammu, traders, lawyers, students and politicians have forced the people of a particular community to which the victim child belongs to hold a peaceful indefinite sit-in at Press Club Jammu.
He said that the incident should be a concern for all but even the Indian Media is keeping criminal silence thus exposing its double standards. Role of the civil and police administration is quite disappointing and the family of the deceased child have started feeling frustrated as the killers are roaming free and goons are threatening entire community one way or the other.
Rasheed while appealing for communal harmony reminded the administration that the silence should not be seen as a weakness and government must use all its efforts to nab the culprits. He also expressed deep concern over the harassment being made among the inhabitants living in and near forest areas in Jammu province and appealed government to implement the forest act which protects the rights of the inhabitants living in and around forests.