In the video, which was played during a press conference at the BJP headquarters here, Mir is purportedly telling reporters that the locals believed the investigation was motivated and that the main culprits were still at large. The opposition parties are busy playing politics and Congress president Rahul Gandhi taking out a midnight vigil doesn't make much of a difference.
The members of Bakerwal community protested in Srinagar, demands shifting of the trial from Kathua in rape and murder case. "I feel pity on those politicians who issue statements on a daily basis, but are mum from last three months", EJAC general secretary said. The chargesheet names Sanji Ram, the caretaker of the Devisthan, a small temple in Rassana village in Kathua, as the mastermind behind the abduction, rape, and killing. "I have never demanded a CBI probe (into the matter)", Mir told PTI.
Javadekar and Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari also referred to an incident, in which some people, sporting saffron "gamcha" and wielding swords, raised provocative slogans in front of a mosque here during a Ram Navami procession. He said that the ministers resigned in order to address the fears of not only the PDP, but also the state and the nation.
Despite the level of brutality in both cases, BJP leaders have either unambiguously stood in defence of the accused or have gone out of their way to evade questions. "We have had enough of these belated remonstrations and promises to bring justice when the communal cauldron is forever kept boiling by forces nested within the Sangh Parivar", they added. "Today people are asking them questions, who are they (the BJP) to ask questions", Khera asked.
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Madhav, who was the pointsman for the BJP in forging the alliance with PDP, said the two ministers had been sent to Kathua to pacify the people who were agitated after the incident.
"You removed two ministers, that too in the wake of pressure?" In Uttar Pradesh's Unnao, a minor girl tried to commit suicide outside Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's residence. The body of the girl was recovered from the Rassana forest in January, a week after she went missing from the area while grazing horses. "Sometimes a lack of discretion does not tantamount of any guilt...that has led to certain misconceptions about them (two ministers) also, so they decided they will quit as ministers", he responded, when asked about the two ministers having termed the action of the Crime Branch as "jungle raj" and warned police from arresting anyone.
In a sensational development in the brutal rape and murder case of an eight-year-old in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua, it has been revealed that Vijay Jangotra, one of the main accused in the case, had allegedly used a proxy condidate to appear on his behalf for an exam at a centre in Uttar Pradesh's Khatauli in Muzaffarnagar at the time of the incident.