Water supply snapped to Muslim families in Jammu village: National Conference

The opposition National Conference (NC) on Thursday alleged 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 today, 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 the Bakerwal families living in the village.

The 8-year-old girl Asifa Bano went missing last month and after a week, her body was found in the bushes 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 (SHO) Hiranagar and handing over the investigations to the state crime branch.