Unnao rape case: BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh claims was in Kanpur

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"The decision is aimed to divert the attention of heightened public anger over issues of Kathua Rape and Murder case and alleged involvement of UP based BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh in Unnao rape case", the source added.

Earlier, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has said that the state government will bring stringent new law to make death penalty mandatory for those who rape minors. I do not believe in Hindu-Muslim politics.

The next day, her father, who had been in police custody, died from injuries he sustained in an alleged beating.

"When we heard the people, they told us since investigation changed hands thrice they don't trust and they demanded CBI probe". While police initially did not arrest him, the eventual pressure resulted in the matter being handed over to CBI and Sengar being arrested.

The girl's family - who fought unsuccessfully for almost a year to get the police to register their case - said Singh had taken their daughter to the state legislator on the pretext of a job.

Residents in Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday put up posters warning that the BJP leaders were not allowed in their neighbourhood since "women and girls" live there. A misunderstanding took place, they should have been more alert.

The case has heightened fears of communal tensions in the region. The two ministers were present at the rally in support of the rape-accused where the tricolour was also waved. On April 13, the SC took cognisance of the alleged efforts made by local lawyers to obstruct the filing of a charge sheet in the case with the intention of derailing the police investigation.

India today lodged a strong protest with Pakistan over blocking of access of visiting Sikh pilgrims to Indian diplomats in that country and even "compelling" the Indian envoy to return while on way to a prominent gurudwara there.

Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir), Apr 15 (ANI): One of the two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ministers who resigned after participating in a rally in support of the culprits in Kathua rape and murder case, Chaudhary Lal Singh on Sunday said that he resigned on moral grounds. "However, after this, there was concern in the entire country about the ghastly crime committed on the little girl".

"We would like to remind the Minister that it was the Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who had kept the Regional Plan 2012 in abeyance and therefore it was unjustified to operationalise it in the absence of the Chief Minister", they added.

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