SC transfers Kathua rape-murder case to Pathankot, rules out CBI probe

SC transfers Kathua rape-murder case to Pathankot, rules out CBI probe

The Supreme Court of India on Monday transferred the trial in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua to Pathankot in Punjab. The court however ruled out a CBI inquiry into the case, reports said. A bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra was hearing petitions seeking shifting of the […]

Kathua rape-murder case: No need for CBI probe, says Mehbooba Mufti

Kathua rape-murder case: No need for CBI probe, says Mehbooba Mufti

J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said that there is “absolutely no need for a CBI probe” into the rape and murder case of an eight-year-old Muslim minor girl in Kathua. Her claims came after a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking the case to be handed over to CBI was filed in the Supreme Court. Mufti […]

Kathua rape-murder: Lawyers in PaK to observe strike on 21 April

Kathua rape-murder: Lawyers in PaK to observe strike on 21 April

By Our Correspondent MUZAFFARABAD: The lawyer community will observe strike on Saturday in Pakistan-administered Kashmir to protest against the brutal rape and murder of a minor girl in Kathua. The announcement was made at the emergency meeting of PaK Supreme Court Bar Association held here on Friday. In a statement, Secretary General of the Bar […]

Kathua rape-murder: Hindu extremists attack Kerala artist’s house for drawing cartoon

Kathua rape-murder: Hindu extremists attack Kerala artist’s house for drawing cartoon

Srinagar: Suspected Hindu extremists hurled stones at the home of an artist in southern Indian state of Kerala after she had drawn cartoons to show her outrage against the brutal rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua, reports said Friday. After putting out abusive comments and death threats on the Facebook page of […]

Kathua rape and murder: Hundreds march in Muzaffarabad

Kathua rape and murder: Hundreds march in Muzaffarabad

By Khizar Hayat Abbasi MUZAFFARABAD: Hundreds of people, mostly young girls, on Thursday took to streets here to protest against the brutal rape and murder of an eight-year-old in Kathua area of Jammu. The protest demonstration organized by Pasban-e- Huriyat Jammu and Kashmir started from Burhan Wani Chok and terminated at Garhi Pan Chok where […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kathua rape-and-murder: ‘Indian media’s sudden coverage is suspicious. They remained silent for three months when we were on streets’

Kathua rape-and-murder: ‘Indian media’s sudden coverage is suspicious. They remained silent for three months when we were on streets’

After the world took notice of this case, Modi-loving media has come out all of a sudden to cover it so as to protect their credibility. I think there is also a bigger political conspiracy behind it because this is the same media which remained silent for three months when we were protesting on streets […]

UN in India ‘strongly’ condemns Kathua minor’s rape-and-murder

UN in India ‘strongly’ condemns Kathua minor’s rape-and-murder

Sadly, these are not isolated cases. There are many others who remain invisible, unheard and therefore, not counted due to everyday normalization of sexual and other forms of violence. Srinagar: The UN in India on Friday “strongly” condemned the gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in Kathua district in Jammu and a […]