Kashmir

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. […]

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 […]

South Indian journalist, corporator to name their daughters after Asifa

South Indian journalist, corporator to name their daughters after Asifa

A day after a journalist in Kerala named his newborn baby as Asifa, a corporator in the neighbouring state of Karnataka on Monday chose to rechristen her eight-year-old daughter after the Kathua rape and murder victim. Mangalore City Corporation corporator and State Congress Women’s Committee general secretary Prathibha Kulai said the Kathua incident “has made […]

Missing south Kashmir Army man joins Hizb

Missing south Kashmir Army man joins Hizb

An Army man who had gone missing from south Kashmir earlier this month has joined the Hizbul Mujahideen militant group, police officials told a news agency today. His picture which shows the missing Army man holding an AK-47 rifle has gone viral on social media. Idrees Mir, who was posted in the Army’s Jammu and […]

Kathua rape-murder case: SC seeks J&K’s reply on case transfer, asks Mehbooba to provide security to victim’s family

Kathua rape-murder case: SC seeks J&K’s reply on case transfer, asks Mehbooba to provide security to victim’s family

The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Jammu and Kashmir state government and sought a reply on Kathua rape and murder case plea filed by the victim’s father, media reports said. The court asked the Mehbooba Mufti government whether the case should be transferred outside the state. The top court also directed the […]

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