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SC order on transferring Kathua Case outside J&K Read complete SC Order here

On May 7, 2018, the Indian Supreme Court issued an order directing that the Kathua gang-rape and murder case be transferred outside Jammu and Kashmir. The case where an eight year old Muslim Bakarwal girl was kidnapped, drugged, raped and murdered in Kathua in Jammu in January, will now be heard by a District Judge in…

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Kathua Rape case

Group of ‘Intellectuals’: Kashmiri members of Crime Branch team “botched up” investigations in Kathua Report is a combination of conspiracy theories fanning communal flames

In yet another attempt to discredit the investigation by the Crime Branch into the Kathua rape case, a ‘fact finding report’ by a group calling itself Group of Intellectuals and Academicians (GIA), claims that there are discrepancies in the charge-sheet and that the Crime Branch “botched-up” the investigations. However, a close inspection of these alleged discrepancies suggests that…

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Kathua Rape Case: Are the actions of BCI politically motivated? BCI says Kathua lawyers did not obstruct charge-sheet filing, demand CBI probe

The Bar Council of India (BCI), on April 26, 2018, told the Supreme Court that the Kathua Bar Association hadn’t obstructed the Crime Branch from filing the charge-sheet against the accused in the Kathua rape and murder case. The BCI also advocated the CBI probe into the case. Notably, on April 9, 2018 lawyers from the Kathua…

Death Penalty for Child Rape: Knee Jerk Reaction or Careful Political Manoeuvre? Was the Ordinance passed with an eye on elections?

Riding on the outrage generated in wake of the horrific details of minor Kathua girl becoming public, the BJP government has passed an ordinance on death penalty and other stringent punishments for people who rape minors. Not only is this a regressive step but also this move is nowhere close to yielding the desirable results. This measure is only…

कठुआ के बकरवाल समुदाय के उत्थान हेतु वन अधिकार कानून आवश्यक : तालिब हुसैन विशेष संवाद में युवा वकील-कार्यकर्ता ने हमें बताए कमजोर खानाबदोश समुदाय को सशक्त बनाने के उपाय

क्या जम्मू के जंगलों से बकरवाल समुदाय को जानबूझकर अलग रखना अंतर्निहित कारकों में से एक हो सकता है, जो कठुआ में एक नन्ही बच्ची के क्रूर बलात्कार और हत्या का कारण बन गया? तेजतर्रार वकील और कार्यकर्ता तालिब हुसैन, जो बच्ची के लिए न्याय के संघर्ष में सबसे आगे हैं, वन्य अधिकार अधिनियम, 2006…

सोशल मीडिया पर फैला मुसलमानों और रोहिंग्याओं के ख़िलाफ़ नफ़रत का ज़हर उकसाने वाले पोस्ट और उत्तेजक ट्वीट्स का उपयोग करके अल्पसंख्यक समुदाय के खिलाफ नफरत भड़काने का कपटी प्रयास

गड़े मुर्दे उखाड़ना और झूठी ख़बरों का प्रसार प्रचार करना आज के दौर में इतना ज़रूरी हो गया है कि जब भी अल्पसंख्यकों के बारे में कोई भी खबर आती है तो साथ में आती है एक ‘कांस्पीरेसी थ्योरी’ या एक षड्यंत्र का मत, जिसके ज़रिये निराधार समानांतर सिद्ध करने की कोशिश की जाती है.…

How Kathua’s Horror Story Unfolded In this video CJP attempts to put together all facts of the incident

The brutal gangrape and murder of an eight year old girl in Jammu and brazen attempt to defend the perpetrators shocked everybody in India. The Crime Branch chargesheet says that it was an attempt to drive Muslim Bakarwals out of the area.   Related: Outrage spills outside Kathua and Unnao Implement FRA to empower Bakarwals…

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