Outrageous Act

Outrageous Act

The horrific rape of a 3-year old kid in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district has sent the shockwaves across the Valley. People across Kashmir are out on the streets demanding exemplary punishment for the perpetrator.
It’s unfortunate that a school principal reportedly issued a birth certificate to the culprit and efforts were made to declare him juvenile.
Jammu and Kashmir Police have acted swiftly by arresting the accused. And reports suggest that the principal, who had issued the birth certificate, has also been detained by the police.
Kashmiri leaders and civil society have cut across the party lines to denounce this heinous act. Now the ball is in the court of the investigating agencies. If the accused is found guilty he should be given an exemplary punishment so that no one even dares to think about committing such an act again.
This horrific incident has once again brought to fore the need for Kashmiri society to sit back and introspect. Such incidents were even unheard in our society.
What is more hurting that a few black sheep made all the possible attempts to shield the perpetrator. But people of Kashmir have risen to the occasion and are collectively demanding stern punishment for the culprit. The outrage against the incident is an ample proof of the fact that people of Kashmir cannot tolerate such crimes and they want a crime free society. Our heart goes out for the victim and her family members. Entire Kashmir has stood by them. Authorities have taken a serious note and the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir has assured that culprit would be punished. He has appealed people to maintain calm and have faith in the investigating agencies. One hopes that investigations are completed on war footing basis and the accused is punished.