Activist Talib Hussain arrested over rape charges

Talib Hussain a prominent Gujjar activist has been arrested  on rape charges in Samba district of Jammu.

Media reports quoting a police officer said that Talib Hussain was arrested following a complaint lodged on Tuesday by a woman who is his relative.

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

The woman also alleged that she was threatened by Hussain and hence kept quiet for so long.

Hussain rose into prominence after leading agitation against the murder and rape of an 8-year-old Gujjar girl Asifa.

Talib along with lawyer Deepika Rajawat were at the forefront of demonstrations seeking justice for the minor girl who was  raped abducted and murdered in Kathua district of Jammu.

In June, Hussain’s  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 subsequently granted anticipatory bail by the Jammu and Kashmir high court.

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