Hope Indian Authorities Bring Kathua Rape Perpetrators To Justice

The accused in the Kathua rape and murder case have been produced at District Court

The BJP itself, Kaul said, sent two of its ministers Choudhary Lal Singh and Chandra Prakash Ganga to address and talk to gathering of Hindu Ekta Manch in March this year, who were rallying for the arrested accused also blaming police for targeting innocents.

As shameful as this incident is, the country is mourning the death of this innocent girl.

The minor, who belongs to Bakerwal Muslim community was kidnapped on January 10, and taken to a temple in Kathua.

"We, including the BJP which is in the government, will ensure justice for the girl and punishment for the culprits", he said.

United Nations (UN) chief Antonio Guterres termed the gangrape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district as "horrific" and hoped that the accused are duly punished for the crime.

The BJP minister had said the "illegal detention" of local youths in the garb of investigation had shaken the faith of people in the police and administrative set-up.

"There is no trouble in the alliance as such, we are in touch with Mehbooba Mufti Ji, she is of the view that on the ministers issue (Lal Singh and PC Ganga) BJP should take a stand".

The BJP ministers have tendered their resignations hours after opposition National Conference (NC) warned of launching a civil disobedience movement against the government if it failed to act against two the duo. In a statement, the court said that no one can be allowed to obstruct justice.

"Taking into consideration the situation and the general perception, the two ministers in consultation with party leaders made a decision to resign from their posts, " said BJP's national general secretary Ram Madhav after chairing a meeting of the party leaders in Jammu.

The support was evident with the Kathua Bar lawyers creating a ruckus Monday, chanting "Jai Shri Ram" and "Crime branch go back" at the court premises to stop the police from filing its chargesheet.

She, however, said they were "misled and misguided" by people and accused the Congress of communalising the rape incidents.

"They took the resignation of two ministers because as per media, their role was not positive, " said PDP leader and Works Minister Nayeem Akhtar.

The sources said that the duo has submitted resignations after being asked by the party high command amid increasing outrage and sustained media pressure across the country over the rape and murder incident. The body of the girl was recovered on January, 17 a week after she went missing while grazing horses in the forest area.



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