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Meanwhile, reports from Kathua district say the family of the 8-year old nomad girl has already fled the village fearing reprisal from sympathizers of those who raped and murdered their daughter. "Entire nation has come with her", he said.

He was responding to tweets by a journalist from a TV channel in which she had said Mehbooba had expressed displeasure over BJP ministers actions in regard with this case.

PDP has demanded that forest minister Chaudhary Lal Singh and industries and commerce minister Chander Prakash Ganga be removed for their alleged support and participation in protests against investigations into the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl.in Kathua. The gory details of the heinous crime surfaced following the filing of charges.

He said the resignation letters were now being forwarded to Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.

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Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti hailed the country's political leadership, the judiciary, the media and the civil society for standing with the Jammu and Kashmir government to ensure justice for the eight-year-old victim in the case.

The BJP today made a decision to forward the resignation letters of the ministers - Choudhary Lal Singh and Chander Prakash Ganga - to the Chief Minister.

Madhav maintained that the two BJP leaders had gone to Kathua in March to pacify the public and also to look into the matter of the gruesome crime. Addressing an Ambedkar rally in New Delhi, the PM said the accused men involved in the Kathua and Unnao rape incidents will not be spared. "During my visit last month here, I made it clear to everyone that in this matter no one speaks and let us allow the investigations to complete". They made the two ministers resign.

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