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Rally defending ‘rapist, murderer’ was on BJP’s behest: Joint Hurriyat

Srinagar, Feb 17:The Joint Hurriyat leadership vehemently criticised the recent rally organised in Jammu in favour of the accused held in rape and murder case of an eight year old minor, who was found dead in the bushes of Hiranagar Tehsil of Kathua last month.
In a statement on Saturday, the Joint Hurriyat led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik said that organising such a rally was an example of new low in humanity and ethics.
“A rally led by BJP assembly member in support of a rapist and murderer of innocent eight year old Asifa Bano in Jammu, that too holding India tricolor and with full police protection, is glaring example of how Indian ruling regime has crossed every limitof low with regards to humanity and ethics,” the leadership said.
The leadership alleged that conducting the really also exposed the “hypocritical” politics of Mehbooba led regime.
“In Kashmir, (Govt) does not tolerate any political program and imposes curfew, arrest political activists under black laws like PSA to prevent such programs but on other hand is seen providing full police protection to an anti-human rally by fascist forces in Jammu,” the leadership said.
They said that the rally was a” slap on the face of whole humanity.”
“This rally was led by a BJP assembly member, which is actually a glaring proof of the fascist mindset of ruling class. Though Kashmiris have had no faith in those who make noise of BetiBachav on daily basis but it was also not expected ofthosewho worship Sita and Radhato blatantly favor a person who raped an innocent girl and killed her,” the Joint Hurriyat statement read.
Joint Hurriyat alleged that police and civil administration were “hands in glove with these criminals”.
“The so-called Mehbooba led Regime which lathi-charged, arrested and humiliated those who staged protests against the rape and murder of Asifa but provided police protection to those who came out in favor of killer has actually exposed her integrity too. A women chief minister who used to jeer on Kashmiri Muslims by saying that she is ashamed of being Muslim and Kashmiri but is proud on Jammu people, is angry on this rally not because she feels ashamed for an innocent girls’ rape and murder but for Indian flag being dishonored,” the statement read.
“This is her real anti human and anti-Muslim face,” added Joint Hurriyat.
“Muslims living in Jammu region will never be left alone at the mercy of fascists and goons and anyone aiming to repeat 1947 should remember that whole valley will arouse against any such ill-move and Kashmiri Muslims will spill their blood to save their Jammu brethren at every cost. Joint Hurriyat leaders said that if rulers immediately don’t take steps to eradicate fascist behavior and partisanship against Jammu Muslims, Kashmiri Muslims under the banner of freedom leadership will launch a full-fledged agitation and no stone will be left unturned to ensure safety of Jammu Muslims,” the statement read.