Mehbooba assures no obstruction of justice in Kathua rape case

PDP-BJP Alliance in Jammu & Kashmir Shaky Over Kathua Gangrape & Murder

Former chief minister and leader of the opposition, Omar Abdullah, criticised Mehbooba for not taking action against these ministers.

"I want to assure the entire nation that I stand committed not just to ensure justice for Ashifa but also seek exemplary punishment for those responsible for a crime whose brutal savagery has shamed humanity", Ms Mehbooba wrote on micro-blogging site twitter. "We have to keep this civilization alive", she said.

PDP has demanded that forest minister Chaudhary Lal Singh and industries and commerce minister Chander Prakash Ganga be removed for their alleged support and participation in protests against investigations into the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl.in Kathua.

Jammu: The rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir has caused annoyance across the country.

Meanwhile, sources told KNS that Madhav who reached here today morning presided over the meeting of BJP's Legislature Party in which senior office bearers and other functionaries were also present.

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The girl, belonging to a nomadic Muslim tribe in the district, was sedated time and again before being raped and killed.

On Monday, lawyers in Kathua had tried to prevent the Crime Branch from filing the charge sheet in the case.

BJP spokesman Ashok Kaul told Firstpost that the meeting would take place at the saffron party's office and all the leaders would attend the meeting, including the two leaders who have sent in their resignations.

Pressure has been mounting on Mehbooba Mufti to end alliance with the BJP after two BJP leaders were accused of defending Kathua rapists. They had never supported the accused. The girl had disappeared from a spot near her house close to Rasana village on January 10. "During my visit last month here, I made it clear to everyone that in this matter no one speaks and let us allow the investigations to complete". Certainly, there was a lack of discretion. They made the two ministers resign.

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