> Thousands of people have come here. And all I want to say is the government should do something about the current situation in the country and the atrocities being inflicted on women.>> Has yet to speak out on the rapes. Horrifying details of the case involving the eight year old were released in a police charge sheet earlier this week.
But he has not been arrested. Another case, a brutal gang rape and murder of an eight year old Muslim girl, Ashifa, sparked outrage this week in the disputed region of Kashmir.>>
Its raised the risk of increasing civil unrest in already tense Kashmir. Crime records showed India recorded around 40,000 rape cases in 2016, compared with 25,000 just four years before. The rape case involving the legislator has given opposition parties ammunition to attack the ruling party's administration of India's most populous state, Uttar Pradesh.
The lawmaker's lawyer has said his client is innocent.