Protests erupt across country after Kathua, Unnao gangrapes

Alicia Farmer
April 16, 2018

The resignation was handed over to Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti and she has accepted their resignations.

Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir), Apr 15 (ANI): One of the two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ministers who resigned after participating.

The family belonged to the nomadic Bakerwal Muslim community silently packed their bags and set off for an unknown place like they do every summer. Another, a 17-year-old in Unnao, was allegedly raped by a BJP MLA.

As a outcome of the Kathua rape case, both the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir government will soon put in place a comprehensive plan to provide adequate security cover to nomadic tribes, specially those belonging to the minority community, whenever they are camping in the Jammu region. She used to give company to her mother in household chores and care for the family's horses and their newborn lambs, the report added. Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra raised her voice against the heinous crimes and appealed people to unite for change.

He said the Mehbooba Mufti-led coalition government in the state has been told to withdraw the directive concerning Tribal with regard to encroachments, which has been raked by the Bar Association of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court as threat to the demography of Jammu. According to the charge sheet, special police officers (SPO) Deepak Khajuria and Surender Verma, head constable Tilak Raj and sub-inspector Anand Dutta were involved in the ghastly crime.

Actresses Sonam Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Kalki Koechlin, Richa Chadha, Konkona Sen Sharma, Swara Bhaskar, Gul Panag, Singer Vishal Dadlani, and others started an online campaign expressing their anger and demanding justice for the victim in Kathua and Unnao case.

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"Meanwhile, the home ministry has also assured the state police that it can investigate the Kathua rape case without pressure from any quarters" and stern action should be taken against the accused persons.

Police said they have taken cognizance of Hussain's complaint and started investigations.

"Today we mourn the rape and murder of a little girl in Kathua".

After a marathon meeting of party legislators and leaders chaired by its President, Mehbooba Mufti in Srinagar, it was resolved to thank the nation, especially the media and the civil society.

Bollywood producer and director Ekta Kapoor also appealed to the people through her twitter handle to join the march. "We do not need a CBI probe, we have faith in the investigation by the Crime Branch", said biological mother of the victim. "It is only by owning and addressing our problems and issues that the hearts and minds of the people can be won".

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