Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday slammed Congress president Rahul Gandhi and asked why the party wasn’t taking any action against Ghulam Mir for supporting the protestors in the Kathua rape case.
Javadekar, who was addressing a press conference, sought for a stringent punishment to Mir, who reportedly supported the protesters in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua rape case.
He also said that Congress’ Ghulam Nabi Azad should apologise to the nation since the chief of Jammu Bar Association was the polling agent of Azad in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
The union minister said, “Our 2 ministers resigned,but Congress state chief Ghulam Mir said the same so why no action against him by Rahul ji?Jammu Bar Association chief was polling agent of GN Azad. Azad ji has no responsibility? He should apologize to nation.”
Javadekar was referring to the two BJP legislators, Lal Singh and Chander Prakash Ganga, who had resigned on Friday amid the massive outrage after they participated in a rally which was organised in support of a man arrested in connection with the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua.
His questions come after a video of Ghulam Ahmad Mir went viral saying that the local population of Jammu had left the real culprit was left unharmed. He was heard saying that the crime branch is compromised on the investigation.
However, Mir took to Twitter to defend himself and wrote that the video which was being circulated was two months old and said that the party was totally satisfied with the Crime Branch’s investigation.
Mir wrote, “Neither I have demanded CBI enquiry nor I have opposed any investigation by state , only thing I mentioned was credibility of investigation in public http://eyes.it was in response to question journalist becoz two Minister's have already exaggerated the situation.”
Javadekar also blamed the Aam Aadmi Party in his conference and said that they are trying to create tensions in the country. He said that on Ram Navmi some people, clad in saffron, had gathered outside a Delhi mosque and were shouting slogans. These people were later identified as AAP workers.
Javadekar said, “Yesterday I saw on a channel that on Sri Ram Navmi some saffron clad ppl gathered outside a Delhi Mosque with swords&raised inciting slogans,later it was revealed that they belonged to AAP. It is a clear attempt to vitiate atmosphere.”
The Bar Association of Jammu, in the Kathua rape case, supported the lawyers who were trying to stop the police from filing a charge sheet against the main accused in the rape case on April 9.