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Lawyers take part in  a protest in Srinigar, Kashmir, on Monday  calling for justice in the case of rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl  in Jammu and Kashmir state in January. Photograph: Farooq Khan/EPA

Eight men accused of involvement in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in India’s Jammu and Kashmir state appeared in court on Monda(...)

 Indian activists hold placards stating ‘Indian Government take stern action against the rapists’ as they protest Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) lawmakers  allegedly defending the accused in a high profile rape case. Photograph: Rajat Gupta/EPA.

When police in northern India went to court this week to file charges implicating eight men in the rape and murder of a Muslim child, they were confro(...)