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Nationwide Protests in India Denounce Rape & Murder of Muslim Girl

HeadlineApr 16, 2018

In India, thousands of people took to the streets of cities across the country to demand justice after an 8-year-old Muslim girl was gang-raped and murdered in the disputed northern state of Jammu and Kashmir. One of the three suspected rapists is a police officer. Authorities say the motivation for the kidnapping, rape and murder of the girl, named Asifa Bano, was to drive her Muslim family out of their village. Over the weekend, two lawmakers with the ruling BJP party were forced to resign, after they helped organize rallies in support of the accused rapists, sparking widespread outcry.

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