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Pak-origin peer raises Kathua rape and murder case in UK Parliament

Press Trust of India  |  London 

The rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in district of and was today raised in the by a Pakistani-origin peer, who called on the to intervene to bring perpetrators of human rights abuses in the region to justice.

Pakistani-origin peer Lord Ahmed, a of the Indian government, raised the issue in the of the

In her response on behalf of the British government, Baroness Stedman-Scott said has a strong democratic framework which guarantees human rights.

"But we do acknowledge it does face numerous challenges relating to its size and development when it comes to enforcing fundamental rights enshrined in its Constitution," she said.

"These cases (of rape and murder) are nothing short of horrific and we extend our condolences to the families of the victims. (Narendra) Modi has been clear that justice will be done," she added.

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 21:40 IST