Kathua-Unnao rape cases: Protests rattle India, demand for justice goes shriller

Kathua-Unnao rape cases: Protests rattle India, demand for justice goes shriller

Notably, the trials in the gruesome Kathua rape and murder case begins today against eight accused who allegedly held the eight-year-old girl in captivity in a small village temple in the district in January during which she was kept sedated and sexually assaulted before being bludgeoned to death. The girl was drugged and repeatedly raped before being killed by hitting her head with stones. "We have made a request and issued a direction to them to convene an extra-ordinary meeting tomorrow to decide on the issue", he said.

"The country's political leadership, the judiciary, the media and the civil society's unflinching resolve for ensuring justice in this heinous crime would go a long way in restoring people's confidence in the institutions and reinforcing the sense of justice in J&K", said Mufti, according to The Hindu.

"Her rape and murder are part of a larger narrative of communal violence with women's bodies being used as a battle field", said Saba. "Beyond that, I don't think there will be any impact of this incident or these developments on the coalition". "I was given full assurance of an immediate end to the lawyers strike and of full cooperation to the visiting BCI team", he said.

Stressing that the Indian students and alumni community have been "eagerly looking forward to" his visit to Britain next week, the community said it hoped that "by the time you arrive you have sufficiently addressed both these matters". She is also chairperson and founder of an NGO, Voice for Rights, which works among underprivileged women and children. Earlier, taking strong note of some lawyers obs-tructing the judicial process in the Kathua gangrape and murder case, the Supreme Court had initiated a case on its own record, saying such impediment "affects the dispensation of justice and would amount to obstruction of access to justice". Certainly, there was a lack of discretion.

A crisis had overtaken the Peoples Democratic Party-Bharatiya Janata Party coalition in the state over the role of these two ministers. "In Jammu, the Congress leaders are casting aspersion over the probe and their senior leaders were creating law and order situation through Bar Council", he alleged.