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KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 5/14/2019 12:15:52 PM

JRL condemns rape of minor in Sumbal

SRINAGAR, May 13: The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising upon Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik, has in strongest terms condemned the rape incident of a minor girl in Sumbal, Bandipora.
In a statement, the leaders have termed the incident shocking, unfortunate, gruesome and an inhuman act. While terming the incident as a stain on the social, spiritual fabric and rich culture of Kashmir, JRL has said this unfortunate and gruesome incident needs a thorough investigations and the culprit of this immoral act needs to be awarded an exemplary punishment. JRL stated that the incident has not only left the conscience of every Kashmiri badly shaken but brought every head down in shame.
"While this shameful and heart-breaking incident has pierced through our hearts and minds and left all of us shocked, some people might take advantage and try to divide us in the name of sects and tribes. The victimised child belongs to all of us and we all share the pain and agony of her family and stand firmly behind them, they added. We all want the culprit to be brought to justice and justice for her and affected family," the statement said.
JRL at the same time has urged and stressed people across all sections to maintain unity and brotherhood on all fronts, and to exhibit patience and discipline.



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