Advertisement
Saturday, Jan 22, 2022
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

Talib Hussain, Who Led Agitation Demanding Justice In Kathua Case, Arrested On Rape Charges

Hussain shot into prominence after being at the forefront of a campaign to seek justice for an eight-year-old girl who was abducted, raped and murdered in Kathua district in January this year.

Talib Hussain, Who Led Agitation Demanding Justice In Kathua Case, Arrested On Rape Charges
Talib Hussain | Twitter
Talib Hussain, Who Led Agitation Demanding Justice In Kathua Case, Arrested On Rape Charges
outlookindia.com
2018-08-01T20:47:02+05:30

Talib Hussain, a prominent Gujjar activist has been arrested for allegedly raping a woman in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district, the police said on Wednesday.

Talib Hussain was arrested following a complaint lodged on Tuesday by a woman who is his relative, a police official said.

In her complaint, the woman alleged that she was raped by Hussain a month-and-a half ago in Chadwa forest, he said.

Hussain, armed with a knife, intercepted the woman when she had gone to the forest for grazing cattle and also thrashed her, the complaint said.

The complainant said she remained silent for so long as Hussain had threatened to kill her and that she told her husband about the rape on Tuesday only, the police official said.

The official said the activist had also been booked under the Arms Act and an probe had been launched in the case.

Hussain shot into prominence after being at the forefront of a campaign to seek justice for an eight-year-old girl who was abducted, raped and murdered in Kathua district in January this year.

In June, Hussain's estranged wife registered a case against him for allegedly torturing her and demanding dowry, a charge, the activist said, "aimed at maligning him for raising his voice to seek justice for the Kathua rape and murder victim.

He was granted anticipatory bail by the Jammu and Kashmir High Court in the case.

PTI

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

In happy times and sad, Habba Khatun’s sensuous songs make both young and old emotional. With the never-ending conflict bringing tragedies to every doorstep, Habba’s lyrics of separation amplify their mourning.

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

In India, only those relationships between a man and a woman are considered to be legitimate when there is a marriage between the two.

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Virat Kohli, 33, had recently stepped down as India's T20I captain and was subsequently removed as the ODI captain.

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

A Mahila Congress leader, who is the face of the ‘Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon’ campaign, however, has accused the party of anti-women bias after she was denied a ticket.

Advertisement