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Give stringent punishment to perpetrators of Kathua, Unnao cases: BJP

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New Delhi, Apr 13:  Facing flak over Kathua and Unnao rape cases, the BJP today said those found guilty should be given a stringent punishment and claimed that the police acted quickly in both the matters.

BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi defended the two Jammu and Kashmir ministers of the party, who had joined a rally against the police probe in the Kathua rape and murder case, claiming that they were “misled” into attending the protest.

In a press conference, Lekhi also accused the opposition parties of doing “dangerous politics” over these incidents.

She said Bar Association of Jammu president B S Slathia, who spearheaded the protest in Kathua, was Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad’s polling agent in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

Lekhi also claimed that these two incidents were “selectively” highlighted to target the BJP and said that a similar case of rape and murder of a minor girl in Assam had happened, but it never got the prominence that the Kathua and Unnao cases have got.

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