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Srinagar, Apr 19 : All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC) has urged judiciary to play a proactive role while dealing with anti-social elements who are involved in a heinous crime like rape.
The Committee while demanded exemplary punishment to rapists said that same is necessary for making society free from evils like rape.
In a statement issued, APSCC Chairman Jagmohan Singh Raina said delay in providing justice to the rape victims over the years has emboldened the people who are always on look out to outrage the modesty of girls and women.
Raina said that time has come when the judges have to be more responsible so that justice is delivered on fast track basis.
“The recent Kathua rape incident could have been avoided had the people at helm being sensitive to the delicate issue of women’s chastity in the country. It is important that we follow footsteps of countries where stringent anti-rape laws are in place. Otherwise, there would be no end to the commission of a heinous crime like rape in India. In such a way we would be left only to scratch our hair,” said APSCC Chairman.
Raina said that in the past many rape related cases in the state have been put into backburner with the justice being denied to the victims. He said that stern punishment should be awarded to the rapists so that same acts a deterrent for the future and the society is made free from such evils.
“Common masses always look upon the judges as messiahs and as such it is the responsibility of the judiciary to come to the expectations of the general public. Once a rapist is awarded exemplary punishment it is expected that the cases of rape would come down drastically. As such we would hope for a crime free society,” said APSCC Chairman.


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Reasons by GoI to suspend cross-LoC trade highly indefensible: Soz

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Srinagar, April 23: Alleging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi wanted to promote propaganda for 2019 Lok Sabha elections by trying to bring Pakistan, Kashmir and whatever suits his imagination, senior Congress leader and former union minister Prof Saifuddin Soz on Tuesday said reasons being given for stopping Cross-Line of Control (LoC) trade were highly untenable and indefensible.

“PM Modi wants to promote propaganda for Election 2019 and tries to bring in Pakistan, Kashmir and whatever suits his imagination”, Soz said in a statement here.

He alleged that since everything is happening at the behest of Prime Ministers Office (PMO), stopping the LOC trade between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad all of a sudden, is seen by the trading communities on both sides, as part of a “trickery” aimed at the Election-2019.

 
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Two electrocuted to death in Poonch

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Srinagar, April 23: A police constable and a civilian died due to short circuit of 33KV transformer at Chungan Chroon area of Mendhar in Poonch district on Tuesday early morning.

Reports said that a constable (Follower) in JK police identified as Faiz son of Mohd Sharif age 40 year and a civilian Mohd Shabir son of Ab Rahim age 38 year died on the spot after they came in touch with a live wire.

SDPO Mendhar Neeraj Padyar also confirmed to a news agency that two people including a cop and civilian was dead when they came in touch with live wire after there was a short circuit in a Transfer. Meanwhile, SHO Mendhar also rushed to the spot to assess the situation.

 
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World Book day celebrated at Sgr, Kup

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Srinagar, April 23: To commemorate the World Book Day, Department of Libraries and Research organized a day-long book exhibition at S.P.S. Library Srinagar.

The day is observed annually across the world to promote book reading culture.

Deputy Director Libraries and Research Shaheena Khan inaugurated the exhibition where collection of books including Quranic manuscripts, paintings, references and some rare books were put on display.

 

Meanwhile, similar function to showcase rare books was held at District Library Kupwara. People from all walks of life turned up at the book exhibition.

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