Kathua Rape: Justice will be served, says Jammu Police

Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Kathua gangrape: 2 BJP ministers, who tried to defend accused, resign from Mehbooba Mufti cabinet

"Intolerance and hate are hitting at the country's core values and posing a great threat to pluralism, the only option for achieving the goals India has set out for", she said, adding that India comprises a composite culture and no one has domination in it.

The resignations of Lal Singh and Chander Prakash Ganga were received from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state chief Sat Sharma on Sunday morning which were immediately accepted and forwarded to Governor N N Vohra for completing the procedural formalities, they said.

Rajawat is an advocate in Jammu who took up the case of the eight-year-old Bakarwal girl who was raped and murdered in January.

"Similarly", Rajawat said, "the Bar Association has warned me now that they know "how to stop me". However, what happened to the eight-year-old girl in Kathua can not be seen merely through the prism of the routine brutalisation of Indian women by sexual predators or political perfidy on display under Yogi Adityanath's rule since it has a larger and darker dimension.

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Both the alliance partners - the BJP and the PDP - had separate legislature party meetings in Srinagar and Jammu yesterday to discuss the situation arising out of the polarisation in the state over the rape-cum-murder of the girl. By seeking a fast track court and terminating the services of four policemen who figure in the list of accused, she has put the fire fighting process in motion. The opposition Congress party has been attacking the ruling BJPover the incidents, demanding action. Lawmakers also voted to lower, to 16 from 18, the age at which a person can be tried as an adult for heinous crimes. Her body was found in the same area a week later. The 08-year-old girl was held captive in a temple, sedated and gang-raped multiple times before being murdered by the accused.

A similar incident like the Kathua incident, has come to light from Gujarat's Surat after city police confirmed rape on a girl who was found dead with 86 injury marks earlier this month.

Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Saturday said, "My ministry will seek an amendment to the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act for death penalty to convicts of rape of minors below 12 years", she said.

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