In the chargesheet, the police had said Sanji Ram was “against the settlement of Bakarwals in Rasana, Kootah and Dhamyal area, and always kept on motivating the members of his community of the area to not provide land for grazing or any other kind of assistance”.
The court was hearing the submission of a close relative of Hussain, seeking urgent hearing on the plea. The relative of Hussain sought his protection in police custody and alleged that he had been brutally beaten up in the alleged fake rape case.
Police inaction in the Kathua and Unnao rape cases and the silence or delayed response of political leaders, from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and Uttar Pradesh’s Yogi Adityanath, has what fuelled the anger.
The chilling details of Kathua rape and murder case has sparked outrage and led to large-scale protests in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The case took a communal turn in Kathua, where an outfit called Hindu Ekta Manch was set up by politicians in support of the accused.
The president of the Bar Association of Jammu said if the government can give hand over the case of rape and murder of two women in Shopian to the CBI on public demand, then in this case too it should have done the same.
The eight-year-old will not be denied justice, VK Singh added, taking to Twitter. Singh is the first person from the government to respond to the incident that sparked outrage and led to large-scale protests in the state.