Kathua Rape-murder Case: Politicians To Celebrities Voice Outrage

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Kathua rape murder case Omar Abdullah kathua rape kathua J&K Police Kashmir unrest rape and murder kashmir Indian Express

Expressing distress over the tragedy, perhaps the first reaction from a BJP minister, he said we have failed her as humans. "But she will not be denied justice", Singh tweeted.

She warned: "We are giving 30 days to the central and the state governments to get their act together on the issue of women safety in the capital".

From Union minister V K Singh to Congress president Rahul Gandhi, politicians across the divide joined hands with showbiz celebrities and others to speak up for the eight-year-old girl from the minority Bakerwal community who was gangraped and killed in Kathua three months ago. A total of 8 people have been accused in the case, including the master mind of the plot, rapists, murder and police officers who covered up the incident.

Inspector General of Police (Crime Branch) Afhadul Mujtaba said that the charge sheet was filed against the accused despite resistance shown by some Jammu lawyers who blocked the way of police officials while on way to the court on Monday. "The call for yesterday's bandh was given to basically to address the issues including deportation of Rohingyas and the directive of the tribal affairs department on the direction of the chief minister (regarding encroachments by Gujjars in Jammu)", Salathia said. "So pained to read about #Unnao & #Kathua rapes. how strongly the government responds will be its true test @PMOIndia.at least I won't vote for them coming elections if they don't take action this time", she tweeted. According to investigations, she was drugged and held captive for a week before being murdered. She was kept sedated and sexually assaulted repeatedly before she was finally bludgeoned to death.

The Bar Association of Kathua has opposed the arrest of suspects in the case.

Slamming Modi over his day-long fast against the washout of the second part of Parliament's budget session due to disruptions, which the BJP blames on the Congress, Sibal said: "Why don't you fast against incidents of rape?" By all accounts, the demand owes less to any faith in CBI impartiality, and more to the ongoing attempt to influence the police's investigation that has led to the arrest of eight men, including some policemen charged with destroying evidence.

While tragedies like the Kathua gang-rape and murder are known to shake the conscience of our nation, they also call for condemnation from the highest offices.

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