Rapes have gone up, law and order has failed under BJP: Congress

Faith Castro
April 16, 2018

They further claimed that the two were asked to visit Hiranagar by the BJP state president Sat Sharma with the objective to meet the people in the village and pacify them.

"Taking into consideration the situation and the general perception, the two ministers in consultation with party leaders chose to resign from their posts, " said BJP's national general secretary Ram Madhav after chairing a meeting of the party leaders in Jammu.

The accused in the Unnao rape case which shocked the country and once again brought people out on the streets has finally been arrested.

A girl, speaking to APN News, said, "The incidents of Unnao and Jammu and Kashmir - the rape cases there - have shocked us".

The BJP General Secretary said the development would have no bearing on the alliance as both the parties were working in coordination. BJP leader Chandra Prakash Ganga, who had resigned yesterday, told Mirror that he is satisfied with the investigation conducted by the Crime Branch in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua.

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Amid rumours that the PDP may seriously discuss the withdrawal of the party from the coalition, Chief Minister and party president Mehbooba Mufti held a meeting with all PDP lawmakers and party leaders in Srinagar.

Modi on Friday promised justice for the victims as anger mounted, while India's women's minister called for the death penalty for child rapists.

After the meeting, Works Minister and senior PDP leader Naeem Ahkar, who is also the government spokesperson, "appreciated" the BJP support in the handling of the case which had caused fissures in the alliance.

Madhav said the two ministers stepped down because of the perception about them. I see that as a confidence-building measure. Two days ago, speaking on the recent rape incidents, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said no perpetrators will be spared involved in the case. Mehbooba Mufti as state Home Minister has also dismissed all the cops of Hira Nagar Police Station who have been found accused in the case. The body of the girl was recovered from Rassana forest on January 17 - almost a week after she went missing while grazing horses in the forest area.

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