Jammu Bar Association seeks compensation for Kathua victim's family

Brenda Watkins
April 16, 2018

The crime branch will also be handing over the notices issued to the Jammu Bar Council as well as Kathua Bar Council for appearing before the Supreme Court on April 19.

The victim's family now believe that the only way they can get justice is if the case is moved out of Jammu. "It was sheer indiscretion on their part", he said.

Earlier, lawyers of the Jammu and Kathua Bar Associations tried preventing a woman lawyer from appearing for the victim's family.

Unnao and Kathua rape cases have enraged the entire country with people from all walks of life and from all parts of India nearly unanimously calling out for jsutice for the victims and harsh punishment for those found guilty.

Talib Hussain, a local lawyer has been in the forefront of seeking justice for the Kathua rape and murder victim during the last two months. She has forwarded it to J&K Governor Kathua rape and murder case.

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"Our agitation was meant to ensure justice to the victim". BJP spokesperson Sunil Sethi has said on record that one of the SIT members is involved in rape and murder. "I demand rapists should be hanged", Nirbhaya's mother said at the venue of DCW chief Swati Maliwal's indefinite hunger strike.

Basotra said there still was a contradiction in the chargesheet and the state government's stance.

Following the concerns on global level over Kathua incident and CM Mehbooba's threatening communication to break alliance, the right-wing party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Jammu based cabinet ministers were forced to tender resignations, a party source in New Delhi told Kashmir News Bureau. Sixteen women, who were on a fast demanding a CBI probe into the case, have been hospitalised in past 15 days. If we had been wrong in our demands, the other associations would not have supported our main demands, while Kashmir bar would have raised a question.

He said Hindus of the village used to give land for pasturing to them but that stopped some years back. In her tweet, she wrote, "Everyone should come". "They are calling me anti-national and anti-Jammu; I am not an alien, I am from Jammu", she added.

On January 23, the government had handed over the case to the Crime Branch of the state police which formed a special investigation team and arrested eight people including two Special Police Officers (SPOs) and a head constable.

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