Congress must sack leader for statement on Kathua probe - BJP

Sergio Conner
April 16, 2018

The BJP had faced flak after its leaders in the Jammu region, including two ministers in the Mehbooba Mufti government, joined the public protests against the police probe into the brutal rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl from the nomadic Bakarwal Muslim community that had led to the arrest of eight persons. [Congress President] Rahul Gandhi organises candlelight marches against the rapes, but why doesn't he act against his own state chief [who had made similar remarks]?

The Bar Association of Jammu, in the Kathua rape case, supported the lawyers who were trying to stop the police from filing a charge sheet against the main accused in the rape case on April 9. "I have never demanded a CBI probe (into the matter)", Mir told PTI.

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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday questioned Congress President Rahul Gandhi for his inaction against his party's Jammu and Kashmir president Ghulam Ahmad Mir over his controversial remarks on Kathua rape and murder case. "Local population believe that investigation is motivated, the real culprit is being let go and they're trying to fulfil their political criteria".

Javadekar and Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari also referred to an incident, in which some people, sporting saffron "gamcha" and wielding swords, raised provocative slogans in front of a mosque here during a Ram Navami procession.

While observing the 127 birth anniversary of the Father of the Indian Constitution, local Dalit residents prevented BJP MLAs and the party's president from the Etah district from laying flowers at BR Ambedkar's statue on Saturday. After being missing for a week, her body was found on January 17.

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