Kathua case: BJP demands action against Jammu and Kashmir Cong chief

Lester Mason
April 16, 2018

Later on Sunday, the Congress dismissed Javadekar's call for action against Mir, saying it was his demand that pushed the investigation into the case initially. I never raised question mark on the probe (by the crime branch).

Addressing the media here, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said: "Mir had made a statement that the local population thinks that the culprits in the Kathua rape case are still out and the investigation is motivated and they are trying to dilute the case". "Raising fingers at the leaders of other parties and protecting their own leader is the character of the Congress". The authenticity of the video could not be independently verified by PTI.

Mir's remarks came after the BJP this morning played a video purportedly showing him calling the police probe into the rape and killing of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua as motivated and defending the public protests against it. Why are you silent?

The HRD minister rued that there had been no gender sensitization for men in the country for generations, claiming it to be a reason behind the heinous crimes against women, and said, "No amount of condemnation is enough for such incidents".


In a setback to the Congress last week, party MLC and an influential leader from Uttar Pradesh's Rae Bareli resigned from the party. The members of BYJM said that the presence of union minister for women and child development and other saffron party leaders polluted the environment.

Similarly, former Chief Minister of J&K Omar Abdullah is trying to score brownie points against CM Mehbooba and the BJP by tweeting frequently on the case.

Anguished over the tussle between the Sitaram Yechury and Prakash Karat camps within the CPI (M), an All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) leader has suggested that a worker-farmer alliance and a Left and democratic front should unite all the secular and democratic forces in the country, including the Congress, to defeat the BJP. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever.

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