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Kathua rape-and-murder: The plot thickens

Kathua rape-and-murder: The plot thickens

The bone-chilling rape-and-murder of an 8-year-old Muslim girl in Kathua in January could be an ominous reply of the same old script: alter demography of Jammu region, yet again By Bilal Handoo The moment lip-chewed and bone-crushed body of an 8-year-old Muslim nomad girl was found in Kathua on 17 January, a trucker silently picked […]

Lawyer representing #Kathua rape victim’s family sends legal notice to Zee for ‘false report’

Lawyer representing #Kathua rape victim’s family sends legal notice to Zee for ‘false report’

Advocate Deepika Singh Rajawat, counsel representing the family of the victim in Kathua rape and murder case, has served a legal notice to Zee Hindi News, seeking an apology from the news channel  for broadcasting a “false news report tarnishing her image.” Deepika took strong objection to the program run by Zee Hindi News on […]

14 injured with pellets, two in eyes during protests against Kathua rape-murder in Shopian

14 injured with pellets, two in eyes during protests against Kathua rape-murder in Shopian

At least fourteen protesters were injured with pellets, among whom two were hit in the eye, fired by police at them in south Kashmir’s Shopian district today.  A protest was going on against the rape-and-murder of 8-year-old Muslim minor in Kathua in January. Reports said the clashes broke out near Jamia Masjid main town Shopian between […]

#Kathua rape-murder: Delhi HC asks media houses to pay penalty for revealing victim’s identity

#Kathua rape-murder: Delhi HC asks media houses to pay penalty for revealing victim’s identity

Some media houses, which had revealed the identity of the eight-year-old who was allegedly gang-raped and murdered in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, were directed by the Delhi High Court on Wednesday to deposit ₹10 lakh as penalty towards the State’s rape victims compensation funds, reports said. Last week, a Bench of Acting Chief Justice […]

Kathua rape-murder: Lal Singh, Ganga were ‘two sacrifices’ offered by PM Modi to salvage party honour

Kathua rape-murder: Lal Singh, Ganga were ‘two sacrifices’ offered by PM Modi to salvage party honour

With Chaudhary Lal Singh —  the BJP minister who apparently resigned of his own will along with another minister Chander Prakash Ganga for defending the rape accused of 8-year-old Muslim minor girl from Kathua — again showing up in a rally on Tuesday to press for a CBI probe in the case, a report published […]

Kathua rape-murder: 7 students injured in police action in Anantnag during protests

Kathua rape-murder: 7 students injured in police action in Anantnag during protests

At least seven students were injured as protests over justice for minor Kathua girl turned violent in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Wednesday. Students carrying banners assembled at Khanbal-Pahalgam road and took out a protest march seeking justice for Asia, reports said. The police, however, tried to stop the student march which led to clashes. […]

BJP’s Lal Singh does it again, surfaces in Jammu march to demand release of rape accused

BJP’s Lal Singh does it again, surfaces in Jammu march to demand release of rape accused

The BJP Minister, Chaudhary Lal Singh, who resigned last week for rallying in support of the accused in rape-and-murder of Kathua Muslim girl, today took out a march in the Hindu majority region to demand CBI probe into the case, The Citizen reported. Hundreds of Singh’s supporters assembled at Satwari Chowk in Jammu city today […]

Kathua rape-murder case: ‘One strand of hair’ may root out dark secrets

Kathua rape-murder case: ‘One strand of hair’ may root out dark secrets

Among several strands of hair found inside the Devasthan temple where the 8-year-old Muslim minor of Kathua was allegedly gang-raped, only one had a root, containing cellular material rich in DNA. The single hair strand was sent by the police to a forensic laboratory in Delhi and it was established that it was the victim’s, Muzaffar Raina reported in The […]