Earlier, Mufti lauded the people of Jammu for dismissing communal forces and their unwavering support for justice to an eight-year-old girl who was raped and killed in Kathua.
However, several lawyers had stopped the police from registering cases against the accused in the case. A special investigation team, formed to probe the incident, has arrested eight people, including two special police officers (SPOs) and a head constable, who was charged with destroying evidence.
Mehbooba Mufti also took to Twitter to address the people of Jammu for rejecting "communal forces" and for their steady support for the eight-year-old vicitim.
She was said to have written to the Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court, seeking a fast track court to conclude within 90 days the trial in the case that has caused a nation-wide outrage, official sources said here. She taken to a temple in Rasana village in Kathua district.
Madhav, who stitched the alliance along with the PDP's Haseeb Drabu, has arrived in Jammu and Kashmir today and he will choose fresh faces from the BJP for the cabinet after the unceremonious exit of Ganga and Lal Singh.
He was responding to tweets by a journalist from a TV channel in which she had said that during her meetings with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Mehbooba had expressed displeasure over the BJP ministers' actions with regard to the case. "Therefore, keeping in mind the perception and general situation, the two BJP leaders, after holding consultations with the prime minister and other senior leaders of the party, made a decision to submit their resignations". This step will ensure justice to the family of the 8-year-old innocent.
The meeting will be attended by leaders of the party in the state's Srinagar. "We will bring a new law that will make the death penalty mandatory for those who rape minors, so that little Asifa's case becomes the last".
"We thank people of entire country including the intelligentsia and civil society for standing with the people of Jammu and Kashmir in the case", Akhtar said.