Mehbooba Mufti, chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir while referring to the Kathua rape and murder case said that there is something wrong with the society where a child who is the manifestation of Mata Vaishno Devi.
“How can someone do such a cruel thing to a small girl who is a manifestation of Mata Vaishno Devi? There is something wrong with the society.”
Along with President Ram Nath Kovind, Mehbooba was addressing the sixth convocation of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University.
Earlier the President of India while addressing the convocation had said that the Kathua incident is shameful.
Narendra Modi, after prongled silence on Kathua and Unnao rape cases broke his silence and said that ‘our daughters will get justice.’
“I want to assure that no criminal will be spared; our daughters will get justice,” said PM, in an apparent reference to Unnao and Kathua cases.
“Such incidents shake our sensibilities,” he said, according to PTI news agency.
Earlier, two BJP Ministers who had rallied in support of the Kathua accused were forced to resign.
The BJP had said that both the ministers were ‘misled and misguided by a few people.’ The main opposition party National Conference had said that they will consider a civil disobedience movement against the government if they fail to take action against the ‘erring ministers’.
However, after resigning, Lal Singh on Tuesday began a march to demand CBI probe into the case.
“The fight is for justice only and its will be done with identifying real culprits,” Singh said while addressing hundreds of supporters at Satwari Chowk in Jammu as he began his Kathua march. “She was our own daughter. We are fighting to punish her culprits but it is unfortunate that people living far away are interpreting this case without knowing the facts,” he said.
The BJP dissociated itself from Singh’s rally. They also said that the party has also initiated an internal inquiry against two axed ministers Lal Singh and Chander Prakash Ganga for earlier participating in Hindu Ekta Manch rally in support of the accused.