Kathua Cover Up: Delhi lawyers to hold protest march against JBA today

Srinagar, Apr 16: Lawyers in New Delhi will be holding a march in protest at 3 pm on Monday against the
“conduct” of lawyers of the Jammu Bar Association (JBA), who earlier had come out in support of those accused in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua.
Reports said the lawyers will march to the Bar Council of India and present a memorandum demanding action against the Jammu lawyers.
The rape and murder of eight-year-old Bakerwal girl, who was raped inside a temple, has created a humongous controversy in the state.
So far, two of rightwing BJP ministers, who addressed the pro-rapist rally in Kathua.
One of the minister of the rightwing BJP, Minister for Forest, Choudhary Lal Singh has said that he attended the rally on party’s instructions.
“I and my colleague Chander Prakash Ganga attended Hindu Ekta Manch rally on the instructions of party president Sat Sharma,”
Lal Singh told Agencies.
The Jammu Bar Association also backed the pro-rapist rally and backed the rapist.
The child was kidnapped on January 10. Over the next week, she was drugged, starved, repeatedly gangraped and then murdered inside the temple by the gang of eight Hindus.
It has been alleged that the crime was committed to warn off the Muslim nomadic community away from the areas belonging to Hindus.
A group of 49 retired civil servants wrote an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, holding him responsible for what they called a “terrifying state of affairs”.
Delhi lawyers to hold protest march against Jmu Bar Association at 3 pm today.

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