Amid protests, two J&K BJP Ministers who backed Kathua rape accused, resign


Blaming the opposition Congress and National Panther's Party for communalizing the rape and murder of 8-year-old girl, the Jammu and Kashmir deputy chief minister Dr Nirmal Singh Friday said that the BJP was satisfied with the investigation of crime branch.

A group called the Hindu Ekta Manch recently held a rally with the Tricolour, opposing the settlement of Gujjar and Bakarwal tribes in Kathua.

Earlier one of the important minister from PDP, Haseeb Drabu was sacked from cabinet over his controversial remarks on Kashmir. PDP had demanded the resignation of the two ministers.

During initial investigations, the police arrested a juvenile.

In the Unnao case, Lekhi said action is being taken against the BJP MLA who was accused in the case. "Zakir Hussain was the main culprit with two [other] culprits", Lekhi said as she accused the media of not playing up the BJP's comments on the Kathua and Unnao rape cases.

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In Unnao, BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar and his brother Atul Singh Sengar are accused of raping a 16-year-old teenager at their residence on June 4, 2017.

A minor girl, belonging to the nomadic Bakherwal Muslim community, was abducted from near her home in the forests next to Rassana village Hiranagar tehsil in Kathua district on January 10. Her body was later found in a nearby forest. What do you think about the growing violence against women & children?

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday condemned Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua gangrape and murder case, which has prompted nationwide anger and outrage.

The Uttar Pradesh government had formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) and handed over the probe to the CBI, she said, adding that the police had acted against a chief medical officer, a deputy superintendent of police and other officials in the case of the victim's father's death in jail.