Kathua-Unnao rape cases: Protests rattle India, demand for justice goes shriller

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The chief minister had said on Saturday that she was in constant touch with BJP president Amit Shah and Madhav as well as Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

Massive protests have erupted in various parts of the country to demand justice for victims of Kathua, Unnao and other rape cases. Read Also: Kathua rape and murder case: Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti asks for fast track court to finish trial in 90 daysHowever, the outrage triggered by the abominable crime refuses to subside in Kerala. "We condemn all attempts made by vested interests to suppress this issue", said K.S. Vimala, of the All India Democratic Women's Association. I am Ashamed. 8 years old. The body of the girl was recovered from the Rassana forest in January, a week after she went missing from the area while grazing horses. "Rage over the agenda of division and hate your party and its innumerable offshoots have insidiously introduced into the grammar of our politics, our social and cultural life and even our daily discourse", they said in the letter.

Deepika S Rajawat, the counsel of Kathua rape and murder victim's family, on Sunday claimed threat to her life. The opposition Congress party has been attacking the ruling BJPover the incidents, demanding action. "There is no scope for delaying any further a meaningful and bold response to what has now developed into a moral, political and humanitarian challenge for this billion-plus nation", she said.

Singh also demanded for a CBI investigation into the heinous crime, saying that only an investigation will bring out the truth to the fore front.

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Meanwhile, authorities in Patna said a minor girl was gang-raped on Sunday.

In Surat, people took out a candlelight march against the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl, who was tortured for over eight days and killed on April 5.

On Friday, when the girl was playing outside, Jena lured her to his house with chocolates and raped her, according to police.

Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Saturday said, "My ministry will seek an amendment to the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act for death penalty to convicts of rape of minors below 12 years", she said.

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