Congress, BJP lock horns, indulge in slugfest over reaction to rapes

BJP members beat up police with broom

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Meanwhile, IOK Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has said that police is following proper procedures in the case, and assured agitating protesters that justice will be delivered.

Pilot alleged the government did not act responsibly when violence broke out during Bharat Bandh last week in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and other states. "But now BJP is following Gandhi's principles and it will soon follow Nehru's principles too", he said.

The South Goa MP Narendra Sawaikar; the Minister for Urban Development Francis D'Souza; Minister for Health Vishwajit Rane; Power Minister Pandurang Madkaikar; BJP legislators Alina Saldanha, Glenn Ticlo and Nilesh Cabral; senior state BJP leaders namely Rajendra Arlekar, Laxmikant Parsekar, Govind Parvatkar, Damu Naik and Dattaprasad Kholkar; former ministers of the party namely Dilip Parulekar and Mahadev Naik; and ex-city MLA Sidharth Kunkalienkar were among those who participated in the fast.

Amid worldwide outrage over the rape and murder of a minor girl in Kathua district of Indian Occupied Kashmir, Chauhan has given a freakish theory, saying enemy agents are involved in stirring unrest in the contested valley. "Also, I would like to say it on record that the Jammu Bar Association president (B.S.) Slathiaji was the polling agent of Ghulam Nabi Azadji", Lekhi said.

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"Now you all can imagine what kind of dirty politics is being played in the country", she said.

"This pressure is being built by those who are heading the Bar Council and Bar Associations. They were secular then, but the BJP has vitiated the atmosphere so badly in Jammu and Kashmir that these individuals have now turned communal", Azad said.

This sheer ignorance of burning issues like Kathua rape case and Unnao gangrape where victims were minors is surely disappointing for the entire nation.

Responding to this, Union Minister Smriti Irani, while condemning "efforts to politicise" such cases, said stern action would be taken against those found guilty in the Unnao rape case, in which a BJP MLA is the primary accused, . The government also suspended the Unnao Deputy Superintendent of Police.

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