Kathua rape case: BJP minister who resigned now stages protest march

A student holds a placard during a rally to protest the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in J&K’s Kathua

Former Jammu and Kashmir minister Choudhary Lal Singh staged a protest march in Jammu to demand a CBI probe in the Kathua rape and murder case

Former Jammu and Kashmir minister Choudhary Lal Singh led a march in Jammu, on Tuesday, to demand a CBI probe in the Kathua rape and murder case.

Singh stepped down as the Forest Minister along with Chander Prakash Ganga, who held the industries portfolio in the PDP-BJP government, after a public outcry over their participation in Hindu Ekta Manch rally, which was held in defence of the accused.

"She was our own daughter. We are fighting to punish her culprits, but it is unfortunate that people living far away are interpreting this case without knowing the facts,” Singh told supporters who gathered in the city’s Satwari Chowk area.

On Monday, Governor NN Vohra accepted the resignations of the ministers.

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