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Kathua rape case, TMC vs BJP, Arrests over Yogi Adityanath post
Yesterday, a special court in Pathankot awarded life imprisonment to three of the six persons convicted in the rape-and-murder case of an eight-year-old nomadic girl in Jammu & Kashmir’s Kathua last year. The Kathua rape case, however, was more than just an act of sexual violence, it also had a major political context. J&K correspondent Naveed Iqbal discusses the persecution of the Bakarwal scheduled tribe, why there were protests in favour of the accused and what political context the case occupies. Next, West Bengal correspondent Santanu Chowdhury explains why political violence in West Bengal has increased over the past few years and how the latest TMC vs BJP clashes transpired. Last, journalist Prashant Kanojia’s wife has moved the Supreme Court challenging his arrest by the Uttar Pradesh police for allegedly “propagating defamatory content” against Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
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