Kathua horror: ‘What kind of society are we developing?’, says President Kovind

Srinagar, April 18: Condemning the horrific Kathua gangrape-murder of an 8-year-old girl, President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday wondered what kind of society India is developing into.

Addressing the sixth convocation of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University in Katra, the President said, “After, 70 years of independence such an incident occurring in any part of the country is shameful. We have to think what kind of society are we developing”.

“It is our responsibility to ensure such a thing does not happen to any girl or woman”, he added.

Before the President’s address, Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti also spoke of the heinous crime against the minor girl that occurred in January.

 “How can someone do such a cruel thing to a small girl who is a manifestation of Mata Vaishno Devi, there is something wrong with the society,” said Mufti at the convocation event.

In his address, President Kovind also hailed Indian sportswomen for their splendid performances at the 21st commonwealth games.

Daughters of India have brought laurels to the country in Commonwealth Games2018, Manika Batra from Delhi, Mary Kom, Mirabai Chanu and Sangeeta Chanu from Manipur, Manu Bhaker and Vinesh Phogat from Haryana, Saina Nehwal from Telangana and Heena Sidhu from Punjab, he asserted.

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