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Lord Ahmed raises Kathua rape and murder case in parliament

By: Sarwar Alam

The rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir was today raised in the House of Lords by Lord Ahmed, who called on the UK government to intervene to bring perpetrators of human rights abuses in the region to justice. Lord Ahmed, a staunch critic of the Indian government, raised the issue in the Upper House of parliament. In her response on behalf of the government, Baroness Stedman-Scott said India has a strong democratic framework which guarantees human rights. “But we do acknowledge it does face numerous challenges relating to its size and development…

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