Talib Hussain, social activist and the chairman of Tribal Coordination committee who lead justice campaign of Kathua rape and murder case, joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday.
PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti has welcomed him to the party.
“Happy to welcome well known tribal rights activist Chowdhary Talib Hussain into PDP today. He fought tirelessly to ensure justice for Rasana rape victim at the cost of his personal safety. I am confident that he will work tirelessly towards our vision for a khushaal J&K,’’ she tweeted.
His name had emerged as the face of the campaign for justice to the eight-year-old girl who was abducted, raped and murdered in Rasana village near Kathua. ‘Justice for Asifa’ is still an active slogan. The world has still not forgotten that incident.
Hussain was later accused of sexual harassment by a woman relative. A student at the JNU had also accused him of sexual assault in 2018 during the #MeToo movement. Hussain is currently out on the bail.
Joining the party at the official residence of PDP president Mehbooba Mufti at Gupkar, Hussain applauded the role played by former chief minister during the rape and murder of eight-year-old in Kathua.
“In Jammu region the communal forces are after Muslims especially our community (Gujjar community). They wanted to capture our land, have killed our children and then slapped fake cases on us… During the rape and murder case of an eightyear-old girl in Kathua, we witnessed the role played by Mehbooba Mufti, who was then the chief minister, he said.