Rape and Murder of Asifa Justice will be delivered Says Mehbooba Mufti

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah looks on during a press conference in Srinagar

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah looks on during a press conference in Srinagar

The rape and murder of the eight-year-old child has rocked the entire country.

The J&K government also chose to terminate the accused policemen from his service.

"Two cabinet ministers of BJP and others openly tried to cover up the heinous gang-rape and brutal murder case of 8-year-old nomad girl Asifa and shield the culprits".

Mufti on Saturday wrote to the Chief Justice of J&K High Court seeking a fast track court to conclude within 90 days the trial in the case that has caused a nation-wide outrage.

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"I commend the manner in which the people of Jammu dismissed communal forces and were unwavering in their support for a little girl."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", Mufti said in a tweet".

The rape and murder of the nomadic Muslim Bakerwal community girl has created a controversy after lawyers in Jammu called for a shutdown on Wednesday, demanding the case be handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

BJP spokesman Ashok Kaul told Firstpost that the meeting would take place at the saffron party's office and all the leaders would attend the meeting, including the two leaders who have sent in their resignations.

The chief minister said that she was in constant touch with BJP president Amit Shah and Madhav as well as Home Minister Rajnath Singh. This step will ensure justice to the family of the eight-year-old deceased victim.

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A meeting of Peoples Democratic Party's (PDP) was being held in Srinagar today to discuss the situation.

Earlier, Mufti had expressed her anger over the incident while saying that the state government will bring a new law to make the death penalty mandatory for those who rape minors.

The girl was kidnapped on January 10 and her body was found on January 17. "I want to thank people of Jammu for standing united against the gory crime", she said.

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