Srinagar, May 13: The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry expressed shock at the heinous rape of a three year old child in Sumbal area of Bandipora District. Sheikh Ashiq Ahmad, President of the KCC&I termed the occurrence of the incident in the Holy Month as an indicator of our society suffering from an moral breakdown resulting from cultural changes and the influence of conflict.
Shiekh Ashiq Ahmad stated that incidents of sexual violence were alien to our culture and had therefore caused widespread angst and consternation in all sections of the society. The conscience of the society has been shaken to it’s very core. Whereas we have no doubt that we shall ensure justice will be delivered as swiftly as possible in this case, it is also a time for assessing the reasons for the degradation of social values and taking effective counter measures before our society disintegrates.
Sheikh Ashiq Ahmad also warned elements who were trying to give a sectarian color to the incident to refrain from mischievous conspiracies aiming at dividing our society.
Shiekh Ashiq Ahmad urged the Hon’ble Governor to announce a Special Fast Track Court for ensuring early punishment of the accused.