Kathua rape accused must be punished, says United Nations chief

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Kathua rape case: Girl's family leaves for higher hills

"We will speak to our party legislature and also to the two ministers who have submitted their resignations", Madhav, who is also the BJP in-charge for Jammu and Kashmir, said.

Hundreds of people participated in protest marches and candlelight vigils across the country over increasing incidents of rape and atrocities on women, Dalits and minorities. "We want justice to the poor departed soul whereas it is evident that the fringe elements are making it communal under an agenda", he said.

Holding him responsible for the "terrifying state of affairs", 49 retired civil servants, in an open letter on Sunday, urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reach out to families of Kathua and Unnao rape victims to "seek their forgiveness".

An eight-year-old Bakarwal girl had gone missing on January 10 while grazing horses in Rasana forest in Kathua's Hiranagar area. The two ministers were present in the rally in support of the rape-accused where the tricolour was also waved.

Reacting to Congress leader Dinesh Gundurao's comment that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath should be beaten with slippers, Javadekar said the BJP condemned such remarks and claimed that the opposition party was making provocative statements and trying to incite violence as it was afraid of losing the May 12 Karnakata Assembly polls. "The girl was sexually assaulted and murdered on April 5", city's police commissioner Satish Sharma told Reuters.

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Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday has accepted the resignation of its two cabinet ministers Lal sing and CP Ganga, who took part in a rally supporting those accused of raping and killing a young girl in Kathua.

She has forwarded it to J&K Governor Kathua rape and murder case.

She said, "I will not break my fast till the PM doesn't ensure better safety for the women of this country". The incident happened while she was on her way to the court, she said.

"Prime Minister, we write to you not just to express our collective sense of shame and not just to give voice to our anguish or lament and mourn the death of our civilisational values - but to express our rage". The 08-year-old girl was held captive in a temple, sedated and gang-raped multiple times before being murdered by the accused.

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