Kathua rape case

Disturbing division

Print edition : May 11, 2018

A member of the Kashmiri Lawyers Club takes part in a signature campaign seeking justice in the Kathua rape and murder case, in Srinagar on April 18. Photo: NISSAR AHMED

A police vehicle carrying the accused in the rape and murder case arrives at the District and Sessions court in Kathua on April 16. Photo: AP

Law students during a protest demanding justice for the Kathua rape victim, in Srinagar on April 18. Photo: NISSAR AHMAD

Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party leader Lal Singh, who resigned from the State government over the Kathua rape and murder case, at a rally seeking a new probe led by the Central Bureau of Investigation, in Jammu on April 19. Photo: SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP

The manner in which events have shaped the discourse around the Kathua rape and murder serves as a grim reminder of the dangers of using religion for politics.

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