18 Apr 2018
Kathua gangrape: President Kovind calls it a "barbaric" incident
President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday termed the Kathua gangrape and murder case as "barbaric" and said it was the collective responsibility of society to ensure such things do not happen with any girl in the country.
The President who is on a two-day visit to Jammu spoke on the matter while addressing the sixth convocation of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU).
President hopeful about fulfilling responsibility of securing girl child
The President said he was hopeful that "all among us will fulfill the responsibility of securing our girl child".
The brutal gang rape and murder of the eight-year-old girl has already seen a nationwide outrage with protests being observed across the country.
Earlier in the day, the President arrived in Jammu for his maiden two-day visit to the state.
Responsibility of all to ensure such things do not happen
"It is the collective responsibility of all of us to ensure anything like this should not happen with any girl in any part of the country", President Kovind said, terming the incident as "heinous and barbaric".