Thursday, 22 November, 2018

Kathua rape-murder: Resignation of Kashmir ministers accepted

Chief Minister's vow to make death penalty mandatory after Asifa rape Kathua rape case: PDP wants two BJP ministers out, may break alliance
Ben Pena | 14 April, 2018, 19:25

Mehbooba Mufti also hailed the people of Jammu for out rightly rejecting communal forces and for their unwavering support for the eight-year-old. "We have to keep this civilization alive", she said.

BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav, who flew in to Jammu this morning, had a meeting with party leaders as well as legislators after which a decision to hand over the resignations of ministers Lal Singh and Chander Prakash Ganga to the chief minister was taken.

The nation has been on the boil over Kathua gang rape where an eight-year-old girl was allegedly abducted, drugged, raped, tortured and killed in January.

The rape and murder of the nomadic Muslim Bakerwal community girl has created a controversy after lawyers in Jammu called for a shutdown on Wednesday, demanding the case be handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). "Therefore, keeping in mind the perception and general situation, the two BJP leaders, after holding consultations with the prime minister and other senior leaders of the party, chose to submit their resignations".

The BJP today chose to forward the resignation letters of the ministers - Choudhary Lal Singh and Chander Prakash Ganga - to the Chief Minister.

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Pressure has been mounting on Mehbooba Mufti to end alliance with the BJP after two BJP leaders were accused of defending Kathua rapists.

Asifa, the minor, was held captive by the accused at a temple and later she was raped, mutilated and murdered in Rassana village of Kathua months ago, crime branch of Jammu and Kashmir police stated. They had never supported the accused. Expressing her concerns over the brutal rape and murder, Mufti took to Twitter earlier on Friday and assured that her government will ensure that no other child will ever face such brutality and atrocity.

"Certain amount of discretion should have been maintained". They made the two ministers resign.

This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire.

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