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Omar questions Modi's silence on Kathua rape

IANS  |  Srinagar 

Former on Friday questioned Narendra Modi's silence on the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in district.

"Sir, there isn't a day when we don't hear you speak about things that are important to you yet there are times when you are completely silent about things that are important to others. Please don't let Asifa be someone you choose to remain silent about," he tweeted.

Abdullah's comment comes after two PDP-BJP coalition ministers -- Chander Prakash Ganga and Choudhary Lal Singh -- attended a Hindu Ekta Manch rally in that sought the transfer of the investigation from the to the (CBI).

Pressure is mounting on to drop the two ministers from her cabinet.

Mehbooba has convened a meeting of PDP legislators and senior leaders in on Saturday to discuss the case as well the present security situation in the

The victim's body was recovered from in Kathua on January 17, a week after she went missing while grazing horses in a forest area.

She was reportedly held captive inside a temple and sedated before being repeatedly raped and murdered.



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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 13:24 IST