Citizens protest across India over Kathua and Unnao rapes, demand justice

16 April, 2018, 00:49 | Author: Cecil Buchanan
  • Narendra Modi addressing at the inauguration of the Dr. Ambedkar National Memorial at 26 Alipur Road Delhi. PTI

The second case, which shook the nation was the rape and murder of an 8-yr-old in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua outraged after the details of the brutality was exposed in the chargesheet.

A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud was also critical of the Jammu High Court Bar Association, which had passed a resolution not to attend the courts saying "it is the duty of the bar association as a collective body and they can not obstruct the process of law".

After facing criticism for his silence on the rapes for days, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the incidents in Kathua and Unnao "cannot be part of a civilised society".

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday forwarded resignations of two BJP ministers to Governor N.N. Vohra for acceptance, said informed sources.

"It was at the behest of Sanji Ram, the main accused in the rape and murder case".

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Mr Mishra claimed that the BCI was told that the reason behind the lawyers' protests in Jammu was not to defend the accused but were instead focused against certain laws passed by the Jammu and Kashmir government. She was taken to a temple in Rasana village in Kathua district.

(G.N.S) Dt. 14 Udhampur As the Bakerwals make their way to the upper reaches of Jammu and Kashmir with their belongings, she trudges along burdened by the weight of her eight-year-old daughter's death. "It was wrong. We always batted for justice for the girl", she said.

Two BJP ministers Chaudhary Lal Singh and Chander Prakash had earlier submitted their resignations to party's state president Sat Sharma.

During investigation, the police arrested the caretaker and alleged he was the mastermind behind the kidnapping, rape and killing of the girl from a nomadic tribe. Her body was found in the same area a week later. In Uttar Pradesh's Unnao, a minor girl tried to commit suicide outside Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's residence. The reason being that the girl in question was a Muslim and her perpetrators, Hindu.

A Special Investigation Team of Crime Branch, formed to probe the incident, has arrested eight people, including two special police officers (SPOs) and a head constable and a sub-inspector, who were charged with destroying evidence. After raping her, he wiped her tears and said he'd get her a job.

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