Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Mehbooba Mufti requests J&K High Court to fast track Kathua rape case

Mehbooba Mufti requests J&K High Court to fast track Kathua rape case

"To safeguard the interest of Jammu, I will not hesitate to fight the government or meet the prime minister personally and reiterate the demand for a CBI probe into the Kathua rape-and-murder case which is the demand of lakhs of people", Ganga told reporters in Jammu on Saturday evening.

"Mir sahab has clearly said that the video they are talking about is one or one-and-half months old".

"We will speak to our party legislature and also to the two ministers who have submitted their resignations", Madhav, who is also the BJP in-charge for Jammu and Kashmir, said.

An eight-year-old girl from the nomadic Bakerwal community disappeared from near her house on January 10 in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district.

The incident has sparked outrage across India.

Huddled together under a tree in a nondescript hamlet in their village in Jammu and Kashmirs Kathua district, Rams family members have been demanding an "impartial investigation by a credible agency". And today, the impunity of those in power makes them defend the rape of women and even of an 8-year-old girl. "She was attractive and we loved her", she says.

Her body was found in Rasana forest on January 17, a week after she went missing while grazing horses in the forest area.

The top court had initiated the case suo motu after some advocates brought to its notice that some lawyers were obstructing the lawyer who is appearing on behalf of the family of the Kathua rape and murder case victim in the court. "I want to thank people of Jammu for standing united against the gory crime", she said.

Jalla, a 1994 batch officer of J&K cadre along with his investigating teams had worked round the clock despite constant protests and tremendous pressure from those supporting the accused (which includes the BJP minister who had also participated in the protest march of the Hindu Ekta March).

The resignations of Lal Singh and Chander Prakash Ganga were received from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state chief Sat Sharma on Sunday morning which were immediately accepted and forwarded to Governor N N Vohra for completing the procedural formalities, they said. "But why Ajay Singh Bisht (Yogi Adityanath), the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, was not removed?" he asked. "Our daughters will get justice", Modi said at an event to inaugurate the B.R. Ambedkar memorial in New Delhi.

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