Kathua Rape Case: #JusticeForAsifa, Say Film Personalities

  • Kathua Rape Case: #JusticeForAsifa, Say Film Personalities

Kathua Rape Case: #JusticeForAsifa, Say Film Personalities

BAJ president B S Slathia on Thursday said that Bar members want justice to be delivered to the eight-year-old victim and the case has been communalised by the Kashmir centric mindsets for their vested interests.

But then, crimes like the Kathua case is not about religion, for no religion preaches crime. 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. "Mehbooba Mufti should take action just like she took against Haseeb Drabu (ex J&K FM), whose crime wasn't this heinous", he said.

April 19 has been set as the date of hearing. It was in Nagaon in Assam.

The rape and murder of the eight-year-old child has rocked the entire country. "The accused, Zakir Hussain, was 21-year-old and had two accomplices", she said. Instead of categorising her, a question which needs to be asked loudly is, 'Why do we have another Nirbhaya?' Was the atrocity and barbarity done to one daughter not enough to shake our conscience? Government sources said Ms. Mufti had also spoken to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue and sought his intervention. "No lawyer can prevent access to justice", the court said.

#4. Hours after this protest by Congress leaders, the CBI - at 4:30 am this morning - detained Unnao gang rape-accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar. The Special Investigation Team of Crime Branch went about the investigation in a professional manner, systematically collecting evidence and scientifically pursuing the case.

Asked if the party was contemplating action against Sengar, she said the probe should be allowed to be concluded.

In connection with the Unnao gangrape case, Meenakshi Lekhi said that strict punishment should be given to the accused and no innocent should be harassed.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.