JAMMU:  Following the arrests of the accused of kidnapping, raping, murder of eight year old nomadic girl Ashifa bano, Congress leader Salman Nizami demanded strict punishment and immediate hanging of the culprit. He said a nomadic girl, minor kidnapped, raped and killed in Kathua J&K, but there is no outcry. Why are our media & activists quiet? Is it because it has not happened in a big city & therefore won’t make it to Big news?
Nizami while appreciating the effort made to nab the culprit said he should be hanged. “Cases of rapes have been increasing in the country. This man getting arrested is a big achievement. Now that he has confessed his crime, he should be given strictest of the punishment. Immediate hearing should be done and he should be hanged,” Nizami said.
Blaming the BJP-PDP government in the state of complete failure in ensuring law and order, Nizami said a few people in the ruling party are trying to communalise the issue by issuing unnecessary statements. He further demanded formulation of a stringent law, under which those found guilty of child rape and murder would be hanged within a month of committing the crime. “The way justice was meted out to the rape accused of 8 year old Zainab in Pakistan, should happen in India in Ashifa’s case as well.
Cases relating to rape carry on for years, with the accused getting no punishment for his crime,” Nizami told reporters here. What is necessary is immediate decisions to give justice to the rape victims. I demand the formulation of a law, which will fast-track the rape related cases and the accused, if proven guilty is hanged within a month of committing the crime.

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