NEW DELHI:13 Apr 2018
acing flak over Kathua and Unnao rape cases, the BJP on Friday said those found guilty should be given a stringent punishment and claimed that the police acted quickly in both the matters.
BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi defended the two Jammu and Kashmir ministers of the party, who had joined a rally against the police probe in the Kathua rape and murder case, claiming that they were “misled” into attending the protest.
In a press conference, Lekhi also accused the opposition parties of doing “dangerous politics” over these incidents.
Lekhi also claimed that these two incidents were “selectively” highlighted to target the BJP and said that a similar case of rape and murder of a minor girl in Assam had happened, but it never got the prominence that the Kathua and Unnao cases have got.
An eight-year-old girl from the nomadic Bakerwal Muslim community disappeared near her house on January 10 in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district.
A week later, her body was found in the same area.
In February, the girl’s family moved the court seeking to include the MLA’s name in the rape case.