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Protests erupt across country after Kathua, Unnao gangrapes

Protests erupt across country after Kathua, Unnao gangrapes Protests erupt across country after Kathua, Unnao gangrapes
Melissa Porter | 16 April, 2018, 05:21

Massive protest held in New Delhi's parliament Street on Sunday after major outrage over the. The protesters included artistes and students, who vented their anger over the incidents and claimed that Muslims in the country were living in fear. "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.

On January 17, an eight-year-old girl was allegedly abducted, drugged, raped, tortured and killed Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district. "The girl was sexually assaulted and murdered on April 5", city's police commissioner Satish Sharma told Reuters.

The case has been handed over to the CBI and Sengar was on Saturday sent into a seven-day custody of the Central Bureau of Investigation.

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday thanked "the political leadership" for its support in the Kathua rape and murder case.

The police claimed the motive behind the crime was to terrify the nomadic community and drive it out of the village. Families and Friends also staged a protest on the IISc. campus, demanding justice for the victims.

Protests erupt across country after Kathua, Unnao gangrapes

The Unnao and Kathua rape cases show that BJP has place for rapists and condones rapists.

A week later, her body was found in the same area. By seeking a fast track court and terminating the services of four policemen who figure in the list of accused, she has put the fire fighting process in motion.

The protest saw a large number of women and children participating, urging the authorities to implement stricter anti-rape laws in the country. The girl was then sedated, starved, gang-raped and murdered by a group of people. "Both the accused (Chotu Kumar and Phekan Kumar) were caught by a police patrol".

"Intolerance and hate are hitting at the country's core values and posing a great threat to pluralism, the only option for achieving the goals India has set out for", she said, adding that India comprises a composite culture and no one has domination in it.

PDP leader and state minister Naeem Akhtar said the party appreciated the "support and solidarity" that people have shown for the eight-year-old Kathua girl.