Mehbooba lauds leadership for support in Asifa case, urges New Delhi to wake up to Kashmir cauldron
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday lauded the country’s political leadership, the judiciary, the media and the civil society for standing with the state government to ensure justice in horrible case of Asifa’s rape and murder.
She said the unflinching resolve for ensuring justice in this heinous crime would go a long way in restoring people’s confidence in the institutions and reinforcing the sense of justice in the state.
The essence of India’s democracy lies in its robust institutions and it has been once again established that these institutions have the grit to ensure justice with all sections of the society cutting across the divide,” Mehbooba, who is also Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President said while addressing a meeting of the party legislators and leaders.
The Chief Minister equally commended the role of the people of Jammu for having discounted the divisive agenda of the rabid fringe elements and coming out with unwavering support for the little girl, said a statement issued today.
“It has strengthened my belief that Jammu serves as a model of inclusiveness and together the people of J&K inspire secular unity and righteousness,” she said and added that this serves as a cue that the people of Jammu and Kashmir can hold a beacon of hope for the whole country amid harshly polarized discourse.