“We have failed Ashifa as humans. But she will not be denied justice,” tweeted Singh.
The rape-and-murder of the nomadic Muslim Bakerwal community girl – whose name is also spelled ‘Asifa‘ – has created a controversy after lawyers in Jammu tried to prevent the Crime Branch from filing a chargesheet in the case. The chargesheet has revealed some chilling details about how the girl was allegedly kidnapped, drugged, raped inside a place of worship before being killed.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti also today said her government will not allow the law to be obstructed and added that justice will be delivered in the case.
The Law will not be obstructed by the irresponsible actions & statements of a group of people. Proper procedures ar… https://t.co/QfBUfz5Yd9
— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) 1523512626000
Opposition National Conference leader Omar Abdullah, however, lashed out at the chief minister for not taking any action against two BJP ministers who had attended a rally held in support of the persons accused in the case.
“What rubbish! They are HER ministers, not the Hon(ourable) PM’s. The way for her to express her displeasure is to sack them in Jammu not come & leak her alleged displeasure in Delhi,” Omar wrote on his twitter handle.
What rubbish! They are HER ministers, not the Hon PM’s. The way for her to “express her displeasure” is to sack the… https://t.co/pBH2jcPosk
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) 1523508504000