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Omar asks PM to break silence over Kathua, Unnao incidents

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Former today asked to break his silence over the rape cases in in and in

In Unnao, a minor girl was allegedly raped by a BJP MLA, while in an eight-year-old girl was raped and killed.

"When the goes abroad & claims to be representing 1.3 billion Indians he doesn't mean it because if he did he would have two words of sympathy for the victims in #& #Unnao," Omar tweeted earlier in the day.

However, this evening, in his first comments on the gruesome incidents of rape in and Kathua, Modi said that no criminal will be spared and daughters will get justice.

In another tweet, the said, "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."

Abdullah requested the not to let the girl be "someone you choose to remain silent about".

The rape and killing of the girl, who belonged to the nomadic Bakerwal community, has become a national issue.

The girl had disappeared from a spot near her house close to Rasana village in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua 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: Fri, April 13 2018. 20:50 IST