Srinagar, April 14: Bakarwal community on Saturday staged a protest in Srinagar in which they demanded the shifting of trial in Kathua minor rape-and-murder to outside Jammu.
The protesters said they apprehend that hindrances will be created in the way of trial by those elements who do not want justice to be delivered.
“Everybody knows how Kathua-based lawyers tried to block Crime Branch from filing charge sheet in the case. Even counsel representing the victim was threatened,” said a group of Bakarwals, who had gathered from across the state under the banner of Jammu and Kashmir youth Bakarwal association.
The protesters said two BJP ministers – Chaudhary Lal Singh and Chandra Prakash Ganga should not only be “sacked” from the cabinet but from running for any political post for their whole lives. “This would only serve a deterrent and set a precedent that law still is for righteous in this part of the world,” they said.