Published: Sun, April 15, 2018
Finance | By Claude Patterson

Kathua rape case: United Nations chief wants accused to be punished

Kathua rape case: United Nations chief wants accused to be punished

The heinous rape and murder of the eight-year-old Asifa, of the nomadic Muslim Bakerwal community, in Kathua, Jammu, has completely shocked the nation.

Jammu: The family of the eight-year-old girl who was raped and murdered in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua has made a decision to request the Supreme Court to transfer the trial to another state. The child was allegedly abducted while out to graze her family's horses on 10 January, and found dead a week later.

According to the police chargesheet, Sanji Ram, the caretaker of the temple, in Rassana village in Kathua, about 90 km from here, as the main conspirator behind the abduction, rape and killing. The daughters will get justice.

Madhav, who attened the legislative party meeting of the state BJP MLAs and MLC, said state party president Sat Sharma will send the resignations to the chief minister. Union minister Maneka Gandhi has said that her ministry will bring an amendment in the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act on death penalty for rape of children below 12 years of age.

BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav on Saturday said that there was no threat to the ruling PDP-BJP coalition in Jammu and Kashmir as both the parties were working in coordination. Hussain also opposed vehemently the demand of Jammu lawyers for transfer of the investigations in this case to the CBI.

Bengalureans are now planning a protest movement - scheduled for Sunday (April 15) - to demand justice for the victims and to ensure that the guilty receive the harshest punishment allowed by the country's law.

Amid allegations that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was purposeful in his silence on the issue, Modi said that the incidents of rape in Kathua in J&K and Unnao in Uttar Pradesh had brought humiliation to the country. "I also said that one must live by their conscience, and my conscience did not approve that violence and riots are caused just for the resignation of two ministers", Singh told ANI.

"This serves as a cue that the people of Jammu and Kashmir can hold a beacon of hope for the whole country amid the harshly polarized discourse", she added.

"Ever since the Bharatiya Janata Party has taken over the reins at the centre and in states, there has been a sharp increase in the number of crimes against women".

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