Renewed outrage over rape of 8-year-old girl in India

India has been in the global spotlight since the 2012 gang rape and murder of a woman on a New Delhi bus sparked angry protests.
India has been in the global spotlight since the 2012 gang rape and murder of a woman on a New Delhi bus sparked angry protests.PHOTO: AFP
Indian demonstrators hold placards during a protest in support of rape victims in Mumbai on April 15, 2018.
Indian demonstrators hold placards during a protest in support of rape victims in Mumbai on April 15, 2018.PHOTO: AFP

NEW DELHI - Two rape cases - one of them involving a powerful lawmaker - in Indian states ruled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party have again turned the spotlight on the plight of young, defenceless victims.

An eight-year-old girl from a Sunni Muslim nomadic tribe of shephards was the victim in the more brutal and shocking case, in volatile Jammu and Kashmir state.

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