Flawed justice

Print edition : May 25, 2018

The prime accused, Sanji Ram (right), and other accused in the Kathua rape and murder case being produced in the district court in Kathua, about 85 km from Jammu, on April 16. Photo: PTI

A rally organised by the Shiv Sena Dogra Front in support of the demand for a CBI probe into the Kathua rape case, in Jammu on May 2. Photo: PTI

Asaram being produced at a sessions court in Jodhpur in November 2014. Photo: PTI

The Criminal Law Amendment Ordinance, 2018, providing for the death penalty for rape of girls below 12, will have little meaning if the process of investigation and fair trial is sought to be subverted, as in the Kathua incident.
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