Kathua rape-murder: Mehbooba seeks fast track court

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"The government should ensure speedy justice in this case through fast track court".

Immediately after the meeting, Madhav told reporters that the resignations of the two ministers - Lal Singh and Chander Prakash Ganga - would be handed over to Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti for further action. Jan said communal amity in the village changed some years back and after the rape and murder of minor girl, none from the majority community in the area visited them to express their condolence or solidarity with the family.

Siasat is also trying to contact the family of Unnao woman who was allegedly raped by BJP MLA, while her father who went to file the complaint was brutally beaten by his supporters, leading to his death.

Carrying national flags, a group of Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and Muslims gathered at Bahu Plaza Park in Jammu to convey the message that "we may come from different religions but we all are one against social crimes". Amid pressure and threats from the villagers the family of rape victim Asifa Bano, has chose to move to Supreme Court to request to transfer the trial outside of Jammu and Kashmir in other state.

The alleged gangrape and murder of the eight-year-old girl, who belonged to nomadic Muslim community, took place in the Kathua district in January. According to the charge sheet, special police officers (SPO) Deepak Khajuria and Surender Verma, head constable Tilak Raj and sub-inspector Anand Dutta were involved in the ghastly crime.

"I have demanded a CBI inquiry in this matter (Kathua rape and murder case)".

People congregated at the Chhatrapati Shivaji statue on Juhu beach to hold a candlelight protest for justice for the victims.

Police said they have taken cognizance of Hussain's complaint and started investigations.

"We very much hope that the authorities will bring the perpetrators to justice so they can be held accountable for the murder of this young girl", he said.

"We have many festering wounds which need to be addressed with compassion and care". Justice delayed is Justice denied and hopefully, our beloved PM Modi in future should speak about it in his "Mann Ki Baat" and we need closure and justice for our girls so that they can feel they are not merely statistics and also an important part of our great democracy. "It is only by owning and addressing our problems and issues that the hearts and minds of the people can be won".

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