Kathua rape case: PDP wants two BJP ministers out, may break alliance

Two BJP ministers, who supported Kathua gangrape accused, resign

Two BJP ministers, who supported Kathua gangrape accused, resign

"Expressing anguish over gang-rape and brutal murder of eight-year-old girl in Kathua of Jammu region, main opposition National Conference (NC) on Friday warned of launching a civil disobedience movement in the state, if the government failed to act against the two BJP ministers, who allegedly participated in "pro-rapist" rally". Industries Minister Chandra Prakash Ganga and Forest Minister Lal Singh had addressed a rally in support of the accused by a group called the Hindu Ekta Manch in March. "The Ministers had told the party that they were not there to take side but to assure that the culprits will be punished". PDP had demanded the resignation of the two ministers. They should have ideally not commented until an investigation was conducted. In the Unnao case in Uttar Pradesh, a 17-year-old girl has accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Senger of raping her in June last year. A week later, her body was found in the same area, and medical examination pointed towards sexual assault. The Bar Association of Jammu was also putting pressure on the woman lawyer representing the prosecution not to take up the case against the accused and it showed what kind of "hateful politics" was being practised, Lekhi said.

Amid worldwide outrage over the rape and murder of a minor girl in Kathua district of Indian Occupied Kashmir, Chauhan has given a weird theory, saying enemy agents are involved in stirring unrest in the contested valley.

A minor girl was raped and then the accused had poured kerosene on her and burnt her to death, the BJP leader said and named an accused - Zakir Hussain - who was arrested.

Later, the case was transferred to the Jammu and Kashmir Police's Crime Branch.

Addressing a press conference in New Delhi on Friday, BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi said, "Rumours were being circulated that we never spoke against the rape cases".

The state government entrusted the enquiry to crime branch who arrested eight people including a police sub inspector, police head constable, two special police officers, a former revenue official, his son, a juvenile and his friend in the matter.

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