JK CM to take decision on resignation of BJP minister: Ram Madhav

JK CM to take decision on resignation of BJP minister: Ram Madhav

JK CM to take decision on resignation of BJP minister: Ram Madhav

"I would like to assure the countrymen that those guilty of tormenting our daughters will not be spared".

The heinous rape and murder of the eight-year-old Asifa, of the nomadic Muslim Bakerwal community, in Kathua, Jammu, has completely shocked the nation.

The two BJP ministers, from the PDP-BJP alliance, tendered their resignations to Sat Sharma due to mounting pressure from opponents.

He said a perception was created by the opposition, particularly Congress, that the two BJP leaders were "pro-rapists" and were trying to hamper the investigation. Parallelly, the BJP sacked two J&K ministers who had taken part in the rally in support of Kathua rape accused.

Meanwhile, Saturday Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti held a meeting with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders in Srinagar and senior BJP leaders also conducted a meeting in Jammu to discuss the resignations. Confirming their resignation, the Bharatiya Janata Party said that the party legislature meeting will decide the fate of both the ministers.

Defending two BJP ministers following the Kathua gangrape and murder case, Ram Madhav said the two participated in the rally to pacify the crowd.

Madhav, who is the BJP's troubleshooter for the state, said that the state government was told to withdraw the directive of the tribal affairs department on encroachments by nomads in forest land.

Speaking for the first time on the shocking rape and murder of a minor in Jammu and Kashmir and the rape of another minor in Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi April 13 said the crimes have shamed the country and promised justice will be served. Police is not arresting people who chant anti-India slogans, who burn the tri-colour, but they have arrested people here.

"The Centre has launched various schemes to make the poor stand on their feet.This government will never take any step which will go against the poor population of the country", he said.

The girl had disappeared from a spot near her house close to Rasana village on January 10.

A group of advocates in the Supreme Court on Friday urged the Chief Justice of India to take cognizance of the conduct of lawyers in Jammu & Kashmir in the Kathua rape case.

Her attackers, which included temple official and policemen, drugged and gang raped her over days before finally killing her and dumping her body in a forest nearby, seven days later.

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