After Kathua rape judgment, BJP goes into a shell
everal BJP leaders had last year openly rallied behind the suspects arrested over the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua, Jammu.
On Monday, the state BJP leadership seemed to have gone into a shell as a court in Pathankot, Punjab, held six of the accused guilty of rape, murder and destruction of evidence and awarded life terms to three of them.
Many BJP leaders from Jammu are active on social media but preferred to ignore the verdict in the high-profile case.
The crime had polarised the state as the girl was Muslim and the accused Hindu. Thousands carrying the national flag had hit Kathua’s streets after the accused were arrested, alleging communal bias on the police’s part.