Shehla Rashid welcomes Kathua verdict, seeks tougher sentencing and conviction of all prime accused

Srinagar: JKPM General Secretary Shehla Rashid, who had played an active role in highlighting the Kathua rape and murder case, has welcomed the verdict in the case.

She said that, “This verdict is a vindication for the family which has been subjected to extreme hate propaganda. I would like to congratulate the Jammu & Kashmir Police for leading an impartial investigation. It has restored people’s faith in the system. However, it is unfortunate that one of the main accused, Vishal, has been let off. Also, there should have been tougher sentences for all the convicts.”

Highlighting the menace of sexual violence against children, she said that, “There should have been tougher sentences for all the convicts, so that a message could be sent to people who commit such heinous crimes, within and outside the state. We call for exemplary punishment in all such cases.”

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