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India Kathua rape-murder case: We have failed the eight-year-old girl as humans, says VK Singh

16:30  12 april  2018
16:30  12 april  2018 Source:   indianexpress.com

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The eight - year - old will not be denied justice, VK Singh added, taking to Twitter. Minister of State for External Affairs General V K Singh on Thursday said the country has failed the eight - year - old girl , who was allegedly gangraped and killed in J&K’s Kathua district.

" We have failed [her] as humans . But she will not be denied justice," said the junior foreign minister Kathua Rape Case : VK Singh is the first minister in the BJP-led central government to talk about justice for the little girl . Kathua Rape Case : The girl was raped and murdered in January this year .

Minister of State for External Affairs General V K Singh on Thursday said the country has failed the eight-year-old girl, who was allegedly gangraped and killed in J&K's Kathua district. He, however, added that the girl will not be denied justice. Singh is the first person from the government to respond to the incident that sparked outrage and led to large-scale protests in the state.

a man making a face for the camera: Minister of State for External Affairs General V K Singh © express web desk Minister of State for External Affairs General V K Singh

The victim, a Bakherwal Muslim girl, went missing from her house in Rasana in Kathua on January 10. She was held captive under the influence of sedatives for days at a "devsthan" (prayer hall). Her body was later dumped in the forests nearby. It was found seven days after she went missing. On Wednesday, The Indian Express reported details of the 18-page chargesheet filed by the Crime Branch, which named eight people as accused.

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India News: NEW DELHI: About the horrific rape and murder of an eight - year - old in Jammu and The rape -and- murder of the nomadic Muslim Bakerwal community girl has created a controversy after lawyers " We have failed Ashifa as humans . But she will not be denied justice," tweeted VK Singh .

Eight - year - old was allegedly gang- raped by six men who held her captive in a temple for several days. Reacting to the gruesome rape of an eight - year - old girl in Kathua Jammu and Kashmir, Union Minister VK Singh tweeted on Thursday saying " We have failed as humans ".

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J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday said proper procedures were being followed and investigations were being fast tracked to ensure justice for the victim. "The Law will not be obstructed by the irresponsible actions & statements of a group of people. Proper procedures are being followed, investigations are on the fast track & justice will be delivered," she tweeted.

Watch video: Minister VK Singh tweets #JusticeForAsifa



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National Conference (NC), the main opposition party in the state, also demanded transfer of the case from Kathua to any other court for a free and fair trial in the backdrop of lawyers’ protests. While appreciating the police’s role, former chief minister Omar Abdullah sought action against the two BJP ministers without naming them. He tweeted, “Action by @JmuKmrPolice against the Kathua mob masquerading as lawyers let’s not forget the mob were emboldened by the actions/words of two BJP ministers in @MehboobaMufti’s cabinet. What about action against them?’’

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BJP to stand for the eight - year - old girl raped and murdered in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua when he tweeted that " we have failed Asifa as humans ". "Sir how shameless you and your party workers could be? Your ministers are standing with the rapists and you are saying you would deliver justice?

New Delhi: Union Minister VK Singh today expressed disappointment over the gangrape and murder of an eight - year - old girl from a minority nomadic community at Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir and said " we as humans " have failed the young girl .

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The rape and murder case also led to a communal rift in the area, especially Kathua, where an outfit called Hindu Ekta Manch was set up by politicians cutting across party lines. Local BJP leaders, including Forest Minister Lal Singh, alleged that police were carrying out the arrests under political pressure and demanded that the CBI take over the case. They had also called a bandh in Jammu to protest against the police action.

According to sources, the Crime Branch’s investigations found that the girl’s murder was allegedly part of a conspiracy to force the Bakherwals to move out of the area.

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