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India’s SC moves trial in Kathua rape and murder case to Pathankot

NEW DELHI:  The Indian Supreme Court on Monday ordered the trial of eight men accused of the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl to be moved to another state after her family and lawyer said they faced death threats. The girl, from a nomadic Muslim community that roams the forests of Kashmir, was drugged, held captive in a temple and sexually assaulted for a week before being strangled and battered to death with a stone in January. Her case caused a wave of revulsion around the country but also exposed communal…

Kashmir’s Bakarwals see rape as new sign of hostility in India

The Muslim nomads who lead their goats, cows and horses up and down the Kashmir hills have never felt at ease in modern India and the gruesome rape and murder of a girl from the impoverished community has heightened their fears. Many of the Bakarwals speeded up their annual migration out of the Hindu-majority Jammu region because of the national storm of controversy created by the killing of the eight-year-old girl. Police say a group in the Hindu dominated village of Rasana tortured and killed the girl in a bid to…

Protests erupt over rape, murder of minor girl in Karachi’s Orangi Town

KARACHI: Angry protesters took to streets in Karachi's Orangi Town area over the alleged rape and murder of a six-year-old girl, ARY News reported on Tuesday.    Residents of the area protested and blocked roads after body of Rabia, a six-year-old girl, was found from a garbage heap in Manghopir area with the autopsy report confirming that the minor was sexually abused before being strangled to death. Police say the girl was missing since April 15, Sunday, and turned up dead on Monday night. The body was taken to…

#JusticeForAsifa: Outrage mounts over gang rape, murder of 8-year-old in held Kashmir

NEW DELHI: India's women's minister on Friday called for the death penalty for child rapists as nationwide outrage mounted over the brutal gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Occupied Kashmir. Demonstrations were held in New Delhi and other cities as horrific details emerged of the murder of the Muslim girl, who was repeatedly raped while being held for five days in the city of Kathua in Jammu, including at a Hindu temple. "I have been deeply, deeply disturbed by the rape case in Kathua and all the recent…