Seventeen months after the kidnapping, gang rape, and murder of a minor girl in Jammu's Kathua district, the Pathankot district and sessions court held six men guilty for the horrific crime.
Kathua rape and murder case: Mehbooba Mufti, activists laud J&K Police for 'professional' handling of crime
The Kathua rape and murder case had exposed the communal fault lines in the state, as many groups in Jammu and Kathua had come out in support of the accused persons.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's claim in Surat on Wednesday that rapists are hanged within three days, seven days, 11 days and a month under his administration was met with counter-claims from Opposition leaders and other prominent figures on social media, many of whom called him out for what they say is a blatant lie.
Women need faith in police, judiciary to speak up; death penalty neither ends rape, nor instils confidence among them
A major problem is that with the rape of girls below 12 punishable by the death penalty under the ordinance, there are now high chances that the accused will murder the child after the rape.
Kathua rape and murder: Chargesheet confirms sedatives overdose left victim incapacitated, unable to resist assault
The chargesheet lists in chilling detail the sedatives, including cannabis, forcefully given to the child from a minority nomadic community, who was abducted on 10 January and allegedly kept in captivity for three days. She was killed on 14 January and her body was found in a forested area near Kathua on 17 January, officials said.
Kathua rape and murder: Months after horrific incident, Rasana remains on edge; anxious parents keep minors under relentless vigilance
Life seems to have come to a standstill in Rasana since the Kathua incident. In constant fear, elders in the village have barred kids from playing outside.
J&K 'insensitive' to appoint Aseem Sawhney, counsel for Kathua rape accused, additional advocate-general
After his appointment by the Jammu and Kashmir government, Aseem Sawhney said he had not appeared in court for the Kathua rape and murder accused since 2 July.
Aseem Sawhney, lawyer representing main accused in Kathua rape and murder, named additional advocate general by J&K govt
The Jammu and Kashmir administration has appointed Aseem Sawhney, the lawyer representing the main accused in the Kathua rape and murder case as the Additional Advocate General
The Supreme Court had transferred the Kathua rape and murder case to Pathankot from Jammu and Kashmir.
Kathua rape case: Increasingly polarised Jammu sees BJP leader Choudhary Lal Singh, supporters fish in troubled waters
As right-wing politicians and activists are continuously fishing in troubled waters in an increasingly polarised Jammu in the aftermath of the Kathua rape and murder, new characters are fast emerging on the scene and enforcing their writ in the run-up to 2019 parliamentary and 2020 Assembly elections.
Kathua rape and murder: BJP leader Choudhary Lal Singh leads march in Jammu and Kashmir for CBI probe
BJP leader Choudhary Lal Singh on Sunday led a march in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district, seeking a CBI probe into Kathua rape and murder case.
Jammu and Kashmir cabinet reshuffle: BJP inducts pro-Hindutva faces, MLA who defended Kathua rape accused
The BJP compounded the difficulties for Mehbooba Mufti by inducting some of the pro-Hindutva faces into the Council of Ministers, including Rajiv Jasrotia.
A Bar Council of India (BCI) panel on Thursday told the Supreme Court that the local lawyers' body in Kathua had not obstructed police
Kathua rape puts Sidhra, one of few remaining Muslim settlements in Jammu, at focal point of communal rift
This 'lopsided' demographic of Sidhra is at the heart of the poison that some leaders of BJP and other political parties are feeding the people of Jammu.
Kerala BJP alleges 'Islamic State links' to hoax hartal call over Kathua rape case in state, demands NIA probe
BJP in Kerala on Monday alleged there was a connection between terror outfit Islamic State and the recent 'hoax' hartal call in the state over the Kathua rape and sought an NIA probe.
Kathua rape case deepens Jammu's communal schism, brings city's perceived Hindu-Muslim divide back into focus
A perception has set in among residents of Jammu that a Kashmir-centric government has been trying to change the demography of this Hindu-majority area.
Kathua rape case: Student protests escalate across Kashmir; govt shuts down private tuition centres and schools to curb unrest
Dozens of student protests were seen throughout Kashmir over the weekend, forcing the state govt to shut down schools and colleges in a bid to curb unrest.
Kathua rape: After newspaper challenges sexual assault claim, police issues statement to counter misinformation
After pulling down a report on the alleged rape in Kathua, Dainik Jagran brought back the online version of the story that dismissed parts of the probe
Kathua rape case: Jammu and Kashmir Police refutes reports saying girl was not sexually assaulted; read full text
The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday issued a press statement saying that reports in a section of media regarding the Kathua rape and murder case were false.
Handling of Kathua, Unnao rapes shows how political interference has broken police system's spine, bred inaction
The handling of Kathua and Unnao rape cases shows how scared the police is to act. The shameful part is that some of them have even abetted the crimes.