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Kathua case brought up in UK Upper House of Parliament

Kathua case brought up in UK Upper House of Parliament

SC AN   ¦    Apr 17, 2018 12:07:08 PM (IST)

Kathua case brought up in UK Upper House of Parliament-1

New Delhi: The rape and murder case of Kathua has garnered a lot of attention towards the region. People all over the world are shocked and enraged by the horrific incidents of rape that continue to plague India.

The Kathua incident was brought up by a Pakistani-origin peer, Lord Ahmed in the House of Lords on April 16, asking the UK government to intervene in the matter. Baroness Stedman-Scott, on behalf of the UK government, stated that a strong democratic framework existed in India to guarantee the citizens' human rights but, recognised the challenges faced by the country in enforcing these fundamental rights owing to its size and development. Condoling the death, she said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured that justice would be done.

Prime Minister Modi on Friday, April 13, lamented over the case and called the incident a "shame" for the country. Assuring justice to the family, he said that those guilty of perpetrating the crime would not be spared.