Kathua incident is a crime against humanity: Rahul Gandhi tweets

Alfred Osborne
April 13, 2018

Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, on Thursday, said that the law can not be obstructed by irresponsible actions, after a group of lawyers obstructed the Crime Branch and tried to prevent it from filing a charge sheet against those accused of raping and murdering an eight-year old girl in Kathua town three months ago. India simply can not continue to treat its women the way it does. Gandhi, accompanied by sister Priyanka Gandhi and brother-in-law Robert Vadra reached India Gate at midnight to protest against government's inaction in the Kathua gangrape case and the arrest of Unnao rape-accused BJP MLA.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the nation this week he will be fasting for a day to protest over the washout of the just-concluded budget session of the parliament.

Taking to Twitter on Thursday, he asked how anyone could protect the perpetrators of such evil. "What have we become if we allow politics to interfere with such unimaginable brutality perpetrated?" "Wow our Congress leaders, they invited people to join the hunger strike, but they themselves are relishing chhole bhature at a restaurant ... clearly befooling (people)", BJP leader Harish Khurana tweeted with the image of Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken having food along with Arvinder Singh Lovely at a food joint. They targeted the Modi government's "Beti Bachao" slogan, saying the daughters were not safe in the country.

The eight-year-old girl belonging to a nomadic Muslim tribe in Kathua district was allegedly abducted, drugged, raped, tortured and killed in January. Her body was found in the same area a week later and the autopsy revealed she had been sedated and repeatedly raped before her head was bashed in with a stone.

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The situation in Jammu has been tense since the Kathua rape and murder.

In another tweet, the supremo of the grand old party claimed that the culprits of such heinous crimes against women are being protected. The city's bar association has opposed the action against the accused and alleged that minority Dogra community was being targeted.

A four time BJP MLA from Unnao in Uttar Pradesh Kuldeep Singh Sengar is prime accused in the gang rape of a young local woman and the custodial death of the victim's father just days ago.

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