Many come out in protest against Kathua, Unnao rapes

Lula Sharp
April 16, 2018

The juvenile was shifted by his family three months back to his maternal uncle Shanji Ram's residence, who is a principal accused in the rape and murder case.

Seeking death penalty for rapists, Maliwal had launched the protest at Rajghat in wake of the rape incidents in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao and Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua districts.

During the march, Rahul taunted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his silence and said it's time for him to walk the talk on "Beti Bachao" (save the girl child).

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday said the country's resolve for ensuring justice in the Kathua rape-and-murder case would go a long way in restoring people's confidence in the system. The state government has also chose to terminate from service the cops accused in the case, they added.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday thanked the nation for steadfastly standing by the side of the people of Jammu and Kashmir in fighting for justice for the Kathua rape and murder victim.

"We included the demand for CBI probe into the Kathua rape and murder at the request of civil society", Kour said and accused the state government of forcing them into agitation by "giving no response to our concerns despite repeated memorandums and statements". I personally feel that when Hindu and Muslim from Jammu will come together and raise their voice in unison against the culprits and those who tried to communalize the issue that will count as justice to her.

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The HEM demanded the release of the accused arrested by the police and hand over the investigation to the Central Bureau of Investigation.

Playing down resignation of two BJP ministers, who backed men accused in Kathua rape and murder case, former Member of Parliament Tariq Hameed Karra on Sunday said it was "aimed at saving Mehbooba-led government and remain glue to the power" in Jammu and Kashmir. "I want to thank people of Jammu for standing united against the gory crime", she said.

The girl from the nomadic Bakerwal Muslim community disappeared near her house on January 10 and a week later, her body was found in the same area.

In Odisha, police said a four-year-old girl was raped by a youth in Balasore district.

She also claimed that the lawyer who represents the victim's family in Kathua case was never stopped or threatened by anyone.

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