"It has strengthened my belief that Jammu serves as a model of inclusiveness and together the people of J-K inspire secular unity and righteousness", Mufti said in a tweet.
"We request the Supreme Court to transfer this case to some other state", the lawyer added. Another, a 17-year-old in Unnao, was allegedly raped by a BJP MLA.
The BJP had faced flak after its leaders in the Jammu region, including two ministers - Lal Singh and Chander Prakash Ganga - in the Mehbooba Mufti government, joined the public protests against the police probe into the rape and murder case, which led to the arrest of eight persons. The issue was discussed in detail during a meeting between home minister Rajnath Singh and J&K chief minister Mehbooba Mufti during a meeting on Wednesday. These nomadic tribes camp in deserted areas near forests or outskirts of villages with their livestock thus making them more vulnerable to possible attacks as was witnessed in the Kathua incident.
"My only wish is the culprits should be hanged for the heinous crime so that no other family has to go through it".
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Monga said instead of visiting the victim family and ensuring justice to eight-year-old nomad girl, the MoS, in whose parliamentary constituency Kathua falls, tried to hamper the investigations in the case which is shameful.
It would complete trial in 90 days and would be the first such court in state, they said.
In connection with the case, two FIRs have been filed: one against eight people for allegedly being involved in the crime and another has been filed against a group of lawyers who had allegedly stopped the police from filing chargesheet against the eight accused. (Express Photo by Abhinav Saha) Actor Aamir Khan's wife Kiran Rao took part along with Mumbaikars in a silent protest demanding justice for the victims of Kathua and Unnao rape and Murder cases at Cater road, Bandra West.
Police said they have taken cognizance of Hussain's complaint and started investigations. The India of 21st century believes in equality and on one hand, we have young girls winning medals and becoming doctors, engineers, and scientists and making our country proud, but we also have cases of young girls getting raped, murdered and silenced just because they are different and not men. Local Congress leader Michael Vas, who heads the city Congress's social cell, said, "We need justice for the Kathua victim. As a society and as a country we should feel ashamed".