Meanwhile, reports from Kathua district say the family of the 8-year old nomad girl has already fled the village fearing reprisal from sympathizers of those who raped and murdered their daughter.
"We will never ever let another child suffer this way". The chief minister requested the chief justice for the establishment of the special fast-track court for the case, official sources said. We will bring a new law, in which case the minor children should be punished with at least death in the case of rape so that no other girl can be treated as hostile as Asifa.
"Heartening to see the Supreme Court take cognisance of the attempted obstruction of justice by some lawyers in the brutal Kathua rape and murder case reminding us once again of the greatness of this nation", she said. Some BJP backed supporters are trying to defend the rapists demanding transfer of case from Crime Branch to CBI. Proper procedures are being followed, investigations are on the fast track & justice will be delivered.
The DGP also rejected as "misconception" claims that the crime branch team probing the matter had no member from the Jammu region while emphasising that police officers perform their duties rising above regional or religious identities.
Two BJP mnisters, Chaudhary Lal Singh and Chander Prakash, who had attended a rally in support of the accused persons in Kathua, yesterday submitted their resignations to party's state president Sat Sharma. "So even her displeasure wasn't genuine & the tweet has had to be deleted so that a corrected version could be issued", Omar said.
The former Chief Minister asked Mehbooba to act the way she acted in the case of former Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu.
On March 1, 2015, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) formed a coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir with the promise of "good governance".