Kathua, Unnao rape case: DCW chief indefinite hunger strike enters second day

Frederick Owens
April 15, 2018

Yesterday, on April 13, Two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ministers who shielded the accused men in the Kathua rape case resigned from their post after coalition partner puts its pressure on saffron party.

A protest meeting organised by the Hindu Ekta Manch at Parshuram temple in Hira Nagar, Kathua.

"A misunderstanding took place, they should have been more alert". However, there was some amount of indiscretion on the part of the ministers for which they had to resign, he said. Why had they not sincerely apologised for their "mistakes" even until Lekhi was holding the press conference. Police is not arresting people who chant anti-India slogans, who burn the tri-colour, but they have arrested people here.

Mehbooba Mufti has written to Chief Justice of J&K High Court requesting for a fast track special court for the Kathua murder and rape case and has requested that the trial should be completed within 90 days.

"Lack of discretion led to misconception, " said Mr Madhav, adding that the decision to transfer the case to CBI now lies within the ambit of the Court.

According to reports, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti had expressed her displeasure and asked BJP to remove Ministers Chandra Prakash Ganga and Lal Singh from their positions.

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She has also alleged that while the MLA was raping her daughter, Shashi Singh stood outside the room as a guard.

The spokesman said that it was reiterated in the meeting that demanding CBI investigation into the case doesn't tantamount to shielding the real accused.

The incident has drawn widespread protest across the country. The rape victim's father had later died in police custody after being allegedly thrashed by Sengar's brother and his supporters.

She had written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday regarding the same.

The chargesheet said, "Thus during investigation it has become abundantly clear that the accused had a reason to act against the Bakarwal community and hence the conspiracy ultimately resulting into the gruesome rape and brutal murder of an innocent budding flower, a child of only 8 years of age, who being a small kid became a soft target". This is also an insult to all those who've sacrificed their lives for the country. While the entire nation is seeking justice for the little girl, United Nations also want the culprits to receive an appropriate punishment for their sins. While Singh was forest minister, Ganga held charge of industry and commerce departments in the Jammu and Kashmir cabinet.

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