Published: Sun, April 15, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Laurence Reese

Kathua Case: Supreme Court criticizes lawyers

Kathua Case: Supreme Court criticizes lawyers

BJP's trouble shooter and party General Secretary, incharge of J&K Affairs Ram Madhav is likely to arrive Jammu on Saturday to take stock of prevailing political situation in the wake of resignations of two party ministers ahead of crucial PDP meeting, convened by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in Srinagar.

The BJP leader said that as far Rohingyas were concerned, Union Home Ministry was seized of the matter and effective steps would be taken "very soon".

He said there is no threat to the coalition government and the two parties are working in coordination. "It is unlike other cases like Jessica Lal murder case where people had to come out on streets demanding arrest of the accused persons", he said. We felt it better (to submit our resignations) to save the image of the party from getting tarnished and to save the image of the prime minister.

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The Supeme Court (SC) said on Friday it has chose to examine, of its own accord, the Kathua gangrape-murder case +, and has also sent a notice to the Bar Council of Jammu and Kashmir for preventing the filing of a chargesheet against the rape accused.

Earlier in the day, Singh also sought a CBI probe and said, "What is wrong with it".

He said a perception was created by the opposition, particularly Congress, that the two BJP leaders were "pro-rapists" and were trying to hamper the investigation.

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"I commend the manner in which the people of Jammu dismissed communal forces and were unwavering in their support for a little girl". We sat with over 5,000 people and made them understand.

In January, the eight-year-old victim went missing while grazing horses in Rassana forest in Kathua district. I see that as a confidence building measure.

This special fast track court which would be the first in the state is expected to complete the trial in ninety days.

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The infamous Kathua Rape Case involves the inhumane rape of Asifa by multiple men inside the Devasthan prayer hall before she was strangled to death to allegedly "dislodge" a group of Bakherwal Muslim nomads from the Rasana village in Kathua.

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