Kathua rape and murder: BJP ministers, who supported accused, resign

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"Yes, there has been indiscretion and it is for this that they made a decision to step down", he told reporters after the BJP legislature party meeting. Endorsing PDP leader Tassaduq Mufti's remarks on PDP-BJP "being partners in crime", Mr. Bhat said he represented the sentiment of the rank and file.

"Only half of my statement was reported". We will let her because we've come to understand why she does it, this is the only way she can have peace, knowing that today her daughter was "lucky" enough to not have faced any trouble in this country. She was grazing cattle and taking care of horses.

The girl's father said she was at maternal uncle's home in Rasana. Sengar's lawyer, R.K. Singh, earlier said his client was innocent and the case was a conspiracy to harm his political career. Her attackers, who included temple official and policemen, drugged and gang-raped her over days before finally killing her and dumping her body in nearby forest seven days later.

Members of the nomadic Muslim Bakerwal community on Saturday staged a protest in Srinagar demanding the shifting of trial in Kathua rape and murder case outside Jammu.

The couple along with their two kids and cattle left their hamlet in Samba and in Round-Domail in Udhampur district as part of their annual trek to Sanasar mountainous belt. He said that people were told that an inquiry would be held and they wouldn't be harassed.

Big happy eyes, two messy ponytails, a choppy fringe and a quirky smile-this is the face of an eight-year-old-child, who we now know as the victim of the most unimaginable violence, communal hatred and male aggression. "We have to take stock of the three years and see if we have actually realised any of the goals", said the State Public Works Minister.

The chief minister also commended the people of Jammu for having discounted the divisive agenda of the "rabid fringe elements" and coming out with unwavering support for the girl.

In national interest, it is important to criticise incidents like the Kathua and Unnao rape cases, which have "shook the head of the entire nation in shame", he said. They are supporting them. "Everybody is equal for me", Lal said. "The incident should not be looked at through the religious lens", he said.

The Supreme Court also stepped in on Friday and sent notices to the Jammu High Court Bar Association and Kathua Bar Association for preventing the J&K police from filing a charge-sheet against the accused, striking work over the issue and obstructing the victim's counsel from representing the family in the case.

Singh and Ganga had joined a march by the Hindu Ekta Manch, which was fighting against the arrests of the accused by the crime branch.

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