athavaneng.com
athavaneng.com
chrome

Indian lawmaker arrested over rape as protests mount

In
Updated: 03:08 GMT, Apr 16, 2018 | Published: 03:48 GMT, Apr 15, 2018 |
0 Comments
1103

India’s federal Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) put a lawmaker from India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) under a seven-day judicial custody on Saturday (April 14), in connection with the rape of a teenager, after days of protests by activists accusing authorities of falling to investigate the case and other attacks.

The BJP lawmaker, Kuldeep Singh Sengar from the legislature of the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, is accused of raping a teenager nine months ago. The case against Sengar came to light after the victim tried to set fire to herself outside the residence of the state chief Yogi Adityanath last week. Adityanath then asked the CBI, the equivalent to the FBI in the United States, to take over the Unnao case after the state’s police was accused of shady conduct in their investigations.

The country has also been shocked by the filing of charges this week in the state of Jammu and Kashmir alleging the abduction and rape of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in a Hindu-dominated area in January. Anger erupted this week when details of her ordeal were released in a police charge sheet.

Campaign groups called more rallies over the weekend, demanding justice for the young woman and for the eight-year-old Muslim girl Asifa, who was gang-raped and murdered in the divided state of Kashmir. The rallies, which echoed mass protests against sexual violence in 2012, have piled pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi who, hours earlier on Friday (April 13), had promised to take action.

Your Comment

அன்புள்ள வாசகர்களே, நீங்கள் தெரிவிக்கும் கருத்துகளுக்கு நிர்வாகம் எவ்விதத்திலும் பொறுப்பாகாது. கருத்துக்கள் தகுந்த தணிக்கைக்குப் பிறகே பதிவேற்றம் செய்யப்படுகின்றன. எனவே நாகரீகமான கருத்துக்களை மட்டுமே பதிவு செய்யுமாறு வாசகர்கள் கேட்டுக்கொள்ளபடுகின்றனர். முக்கியமான புலங்கள் குறிக்கப்பட்டுள்ளன *

*

  

  

Type Comments in Tamil language (Press Ctrl+g to toggle between English and Tamil)