|Early Times Report|
Jammu, June 11: Sikh United Front (SUF) has hailed the verdict given by Pathankot court in Kathua rape and murder case of minor girl.
While addressing a joint press conference of various sikh organizations J&K S. Sudershan Singh Wazir , Chairman Sikh United Front J&K, said that the historic verdict in Rasana rape and murder case is a big blow for those who were bent upon politicizing this heinous crime of the rape and murder of an 8 year old child who was yet to understand the nuances of the childhood and was brutally done to death after being kept in captivity for 3 days and being raped repeatedly in a sedate state.
Wazir also condemned unequivocally the brutal murder of a two and a half year old girl child in Meerut recently by the savage criminals who have no sense of humanity.
He further said that a day to day trial should also be conducted against those responsible for this gruesome act and they should be accorded the death penalty so that it acts as a deterrent for others in future. Wazir along with representatives of other Sikh organisations extended all sympathies and support for the family of the victim. During the press conference Wazir lauded the role of J&K State Crime Branch for conducting the investigation in a highly professional manner and also commended the prosecution wing which projected the Asifa murder case before the designated court , maintaining the highest standards of legal acumen resulting into the present verdict . He also complemented the chief of state police and the state government for ensuring a prompt investigation and a speedy trial. Addressing the media Wazir called upon the state government to strictly implement the amendment in RPC by incorporating Section - 376 A and B whereby any offence under this section against a child below 12 years of age will make the culprit to face the death penalty especially in case of Rape and Sexual Abuse of a child below 12 years.
The other Sikh organisations which participated in the press conference were represented by S. Darbinder Singh , President , Shiromani Akali Dal J&K , S. Surinder Singh Kala , Chairman J&K Motor Transport association , S. Mohinder Singh, Chief Organizer , Bhai Kanahiya Nishkaam Seva Society , S. Gajjan Singh , Chairman Sikh Welfare Society , S. Surjeet Singh Kuku , President Sikh Nojawan Sabha , S. Harpreet Singh , President Youth Akali Dal , Sdn. Kuldeep Kaur, President Istri Akali Dal, Sdn. Gurmeet Kour Ex-Sarpanch and General Secretary Istri Akali Dal, S. Paramjeet Singh , advisor SAD, S.Raja Singh Member DGPC Jammu, S. Harpreet Singh Lucky President AISSF. Among others who participated in the press briefing were Capt. Hazara Singh , Sarpanch , S. Ravinder Singh , Sarpanch , S. Kuldeep Singh Malik , S. Rajinder Singh , S. Kulwant Singh , S. Manmohan Singh, Chairman Gol Gujral Singh Sabha, S. Jagjeet Singh , S. Kultar Singh. S.Gurdev Singh, S.Rasbir Singh, S.Tejpal Singh.