Miscreants snap water supply for Muslims in Jammu region: National Conference

JAMMU: The opposition National Conference (NC) alleged on Thursday that anti-social elements were harassing the minority Muslims in parts of Jammu region, even resorting to snapping drinking water supply to them.

During question hour in the state assembly, NC MLA Javaid Rana said Muslims in Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts were being harassed by hooligans and anti-social elements.

The MLA alleged that after the abduction and subsequent murder of an eight-year-old Bakerwal (goatherd) girl in Rasana village of Kathua district last month, hooligans had now snapped drinking water supply to Bakerwal families in the village.

The eight-year-old girl went missing last month and after a week, her body was found in Rasana village of Hiranagar tehsil in Kathua district on January 18.

The Opposition had raised an uproar over the minor girl’s murder, forcing the government to suspend the station house officer of Hiranagar and hand over the investigation to the state crime branch.