The girl's parents sought justice for their eight-year-old daughter, who did not know about the difference between Hindus and Muslims, and requested not to look at it through a religious lens.
The court directed media houses to not bring out any publication containing the girl's name, photograph, name of school or any other details which could disclose her identity.
People with 'Kashmir-centric mindset' communalising stir for CBI probe into Kathua girl's rape-murder: Jammu Bar Association
The BAJ said that the J-K police probe was done amid threats and coercion by a team of officers from Kashmir Valley including one who served jail term for alleged rape and murder of a minor.
Union minister VK Singh promises justice for Kathua tribal girl, Congress questions PM Modi's silence on rapes
A chargesheet filed by the Jammu and Kashmir Police said abduction, rape and killing of the girl was part of a carefully planned strategy to remove the minority community from the area.