The Jammu Bar Association had opposed the case being taken up by Rajawat in February, a month after the eight-year-old was murdered before being raped for eight days.
Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti has already said that Jammu and Kashmir will soon pass a bill for death sentence to those who rape minors. Police said that they have taken cognizance of Hussain's complaint and started investigations. More disturbingly, the entire motive of this ghastly crime appears to be the ethnic cleansing of the Muslim shepherd community of Bakerwals to which the little girl happened to belong.
The resignation was handed over to Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti and she has accepted their resignations. The protesters demanded immediate dismissal of the Yogi Adityanath government in UP for allegedly shielding his party legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar, accused of raping the girl in Unnao. "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.
The Bar Association of Jammu had on April 13 said that it was extending its strike till April 17 against the "growing illegal presence of Rohingyas and Bangladeshi nationals", while alleging that its agitation for a CBI probe into the Kathua rape-cum-murder case was wrongly being portrayed as "communal".
The HRD minister rued that there had been no gender sensitisation for men in the country for generations, claiming it to be a reason behind the heinous crimes against women, and said, "No amount of condemnation is enough for such incidents".
Pointing fingers at others while protecting its own was the character of the Congress party, he alleged. She is also chairperson and founder of an NGO, Voice for Rights, which works among underprivileged women and children.
He added the victim, has not yet been identified and that police from Gujarat's neighbouring states have been asked to help trace her family. The girl was then sedated, starved, gang-raped and murdered by a group of people.
Mr Mir defended himself and said, "This is an old video".