Kathua: Bar association withdraws offer to contest accused's case for free

Protestors block the Jammu Pathankot highway in Kathua during the Jammu Bandh on Wednesday

Protestors block the Jammu Pathankot highway in Kathua during the Jammu Bandh on Wednesday

Forest Minister Lal Singh and Industries Minister Chandra Prakash Ganga resigned on April 13 amid outrage over their support for the men accused of raping and murdering the 8-year-old girl in Kathua.

Thousands of people took to the streets in various cities of the country on Sunday to protest the rising incidents of sexual violence against women and to demand justice in the Jammu's Kathua and Uttar Pradesh's Unnao rape cases. I was threatened yesterday that "we will not forgive you". Demanding action against those who protested in support of the perpetrators in the Kathua case and stricter laws against rape, the protest saw several eminent personalities. "The fight is against patriarchy and we need to push it harder".

Earlier, Rajawat had accused Jammu Bar Association President BS Slathia of threatening her in a bid to prevent her from appearing in the case. I can be raped, I can be killed and may be they won't allow me to practice in court.

As Maliwal continued her fast in Delhi, authorities in Patna said a minor girl was gang-raped on Sunday. The chargesheet names Sanji Ram, the caretaker of the Devisthan, a small temple in Rassana village in Kathua, as the mastermind behind the abduction, rape, and killing.

Reacting to the horrendous crime, a Trinamool Congress worker in Bhawanipore, in the southern fringe of the city, said, "Yes, we deplore such incidents".

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Expressing his solidarity with the family of Kathua rape and murder victim, a Sikh engineer from Tral has made a decision to donate his one month salary to the victim's family.

People's Democratic Party (PDP) and the BJP are the parties which jointly rule the trouble-torn State of Jammu & Kashmir.

Jalla, a 1994 batch officer of J&K cadre along with his investigating teams had worked round the clock despite constant protests and tremendous pressure from those supporting the accused (which includes the BJP minister who had also participated in the protest march of the Hindu Ekta March). "We have to make sure people in Jammu will respect their own institutions rather than seeking a probe by central agency", Mir said. "It will have to be today, for tomorrow may be too late", she said.

Further, Deepika said she would be approaching the Supreme Court to demand security for herself and her family. But I don't think these will practically affect our New Year celebration. If she doesn't get justice it is slur on humanity,"Davinder Singh Rana, National Conference leader from Jammu told Firstpost".

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