Mehbooba takes up defence of Jammu Muslims against ‘fanatic elements’

Mehbooba takes up defence of Jammu Muslims against ‘fanatic elements’

Srinagar: Muslims of tribal communities have been facing hostility in Jammu region from various “fanatic elements”, said PDP chief and former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday, asking the Governor’s administration to take action against such elements. “Muslims especially those belonging to Gujjar and Bakerwal community are being selectively targeted in Jammu by some fanatic […]

Kathua rape and murder: Minor girl’s father withdraws lawyer

Kathua rape and murder: Minor girl’s father withdraws lawyer

PATHANKOT: The family of the eight-year-old girl who was raped and murdered in Kathua this year in January has removed lawyer Deepika Rajawat as their advocate on record, saying she seldom appeared for hearings in the case, officials informed Thursday. The plea was moved Wednesday by the family before the court of the District and […]

Protesters demand release of Talib Hussain

Protesters demand release of Talib Hussain

ARIF RASHID SRINAGAR: All Jammu and Kashmir Gujjar and Bakerwal Youth Conference on Saturday held a protest here demanding release of Chowdhary Talib Hussain, a social activist. Talib is under police custody in Samba from last week and has allegedly been beaten in custody. Scores of protesters from Gujjar and Bakerwal Youth Conference assembled here […]

Protest also held at Ramban

Protest also held at Ramban

RAMBAN: A strong protest demonstration was taken out under the banner of all Tribal Coordination Committee Ramban which was attended by hundreds of Gujjars and Bakarwals of the district demanding justice for Talib Hussain. The protesters carrying banners and posters raised slogans ‘justice for Talib Hussain’. The protesters alleged that social activist Choudhary Talib Hussain […]

Parliament passes bill to provide death to child rape convicts

Parliament passes bill to provide death to child rape convicts

New Delhi: Parliament today passed a stringent legislation prescribing death penalty to those convicted of raping girls below the age of 12 years and making the law against such sexual offences harsher. The Bill replaces the Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance promulgated on April 21, following an outcry over the rape and murder of a minor […]

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