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NCP's Sule questions PM Modi's silence on Kathua rape case

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

today questioned the silence of on the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in in

"The government on one hand says Beti Bachao Beti Padhao and on the other hand stays mute on Asifa's rape, indirectly shielding the culprits of the heinous act. Mere hypocrisy. How can Hon. @NarendraModi Ji stay silent on this?" Sule tweeted.

She said that she was "extremely disturbed" that "right wing ideologues" were "justifying the rape".

"The worst part is right wing ideologues close to the government justifying the rape. Extremely Disturbed," Sule, the MP from Baramati, said.

on his fasts during the nine days of Navratri, Sule asked, "If you hold these fasts from your heart, why do you not take the initiative to give justice to the minor?"

The body of the eight-year-old, belonging to the nomadic Bakherwal community, was found in on January 17, a week after she went missing while grazing horses in the forest area.

On January 23, the government had handed over the case to the crime branch of the which formed a Special Investigation Team and arrested eight people.

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 23:55 IST