Mehbooba accepts resignation of BJP ministers

Mehbooba accepts resignation of BJP ministers

The crisis in the PDP-BJP coalition government over participation by two BJP ministers in a rally over the Kathua case subsided after the resignations of the two minister was accepted on Saturday. Mehbooba Mufti has written to Chief Justice of J&K High Court requesting for a fast track special court for the Kathua murder and rape case and has requested that the trial should be completed within 90 days.

Shashi Singh is accused of luring the girl and taking her to accused MLA. He said though the ministers had not opposed a Crime Branch inquiry into the matter, there was some indiscretion on their part in handling the situation. The first FIR pertains to the alleged rape of the girl in which Kuldeep Sengar and Shashi Singh have been named as accused.

"Yes, there has been indiscretion and it is for this that they chose to step down", news gatherer quotes him saying after the BJP legislature party meeting.

The BJP is seeking to come back to power in the state, dislodging the Congress. H D Deve Gowda-led JD (S) is the third major player in the contest.

"We have not been able to contact him since Thursday", he said. "That is also a confidence-building measure". "And if PDP and BJP continue to resolve their issues like this, I see there is no substitute to this alliance".

Speaking to the media, he said that Atul Singh is in constant touch with his men outside. He also said that he sacrificed himself to protect the party's image. She was taken to a temple in Rasana village in Kathua district.

When Asifa's body was brought to a nearby village, a group of youths, allegedly belonging to the Hindu right-wing had disallowed her burial in the graveyard owned by her family and relatives. A police Sub-Inspector and a Head-Constable too have been arrested on charges of destroying evidence.

"To safeguard the interest of Jammu, I will not hesitate to fight the government or meet the Prime Minister personally and reiterate the demand for a CBI probe into the Kathua rape-and-murder case, which is the demand of lakhs of people", Ganga told reporters here this evening.

"The BJP wants justice for the victim and there are no two opinions on that".

After a massive public outrage over the inaction of the UP police, the case was handed over to the CBI on April 12.

"Why Mr Gandhi has not removed Mr Mir before questioning the BJP", Mr Javadekar said. We took action. They resigned.

The recent investigation into the incident gave horrific details of the crime and the accused were arrested, which triggered a massive protest march in the state in support of the accused.

He alleged that pointing fingers at others while protecting its own was the character of the Congress party. Why are you silent?

According to the complaint to UP Police, victim's mother also alleged that while the MLA was raping her daughter, Shashi Singh stood outside the room as a guard. "The way the people of this country adopted [the girl], the way they raised their voice, the way they helped us uphold the credibility of the investigation..."

Mehbooba said while the ultimate solution to the momentous challenges confronting Jammu and Kashmir shall have to be worked out both on the internal and external fronts through a sustained process of engagement, what was needed urgently in Kashmir was that elements of sanity, common sense and pragmatism shall have to be picked up in the light of the global and subcontinental realities and make use of political and democratic means to voice our concerns. Elaborating, he said, "CBI botched up the sleaze racket in 2006 and all the accused went home and all those who were arrested were acquitted by the court". "They did something in hurry and said nothing had happened".