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Kathua case: JK CM lauds people for dismissing communal forces

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

today lauded the people of for dismissing communal forces and their unwavering support for justice to an eight-year-old girl who was raped and killed in

"I commend the manner in which the people of dismissed communal forces and were unwavering in their support for a little girl.

"It has strengthened my belief that serves as a of inclusiveness and together the people of J-K inspire secular unity and righteousness," Mufti said in a tweet.

In an earlier tweet, the expressed satisfaction over the taking cognisance of an alleged attempt by lawyers in to obstruct the Crime Branch in filing their charge-sheet in the case.

"Heartening to see the take cognisance of the attempted obstruction of justice by some lawyers in the brutal rape and murder case reminding us once again of the greatness of this nation," she said.

"While it may seem to get bogged down by different discourses at times, it's DNA of love and compassion always remains the same," she added.

Two mnisters, and Chander Prakash, who had attended a rally in support of the accused persons in Kathua, yesterday submitted their resignations to party's state Sat Sharma.

While a meeting of the legislature party is scheduled to be held in Jammu today to chart the future course of action on the issue, legislators of coalition partner PDP are also meeting here to "take stock of the situation".

The rape and killing of the girl, who belonged to the nomadic Bakerwal Muslim community, has become a national issue. The gory details of the heinous crime surfaced following filing of charges.

The girl had disappeared from a spot near her house close to Rasana village on January 10. A week later, her body was found in the same area.

A special investigation team, formed to probe the incident, has arrested eight people, including two special police officers (SPOs) and a head constable, who was charged with destroying evidence.

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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 12:15 IST