The apex court has transferred the trial in the Kathua gang rape and murder case to Pathankot after taking note of the plea of the father of the victim apprehending threat to the family.
Earlier this month, the crime branch had informed the Supreme Court that they would be submitting a supplementary charge sheet in the case, and the apex court had given them eight weeks to file it.
In an order issued yesterday, the state government appointed 31 advocates as additional advocates general, deputy advocates general and government advocates.
However, the defence counsel objected to it and termed it as a "sensational application moved to hype the matter in media".
The protest was led by prominent citizens, including Roshan Sharma, Rameshwar Kumar, Rampal, Subash Chander and Rakesh dogra.
Teacher and an artist Durga Malathi has been facing immense criticism by right-wingers for her drawings condemning the Kathua rape and murder case.
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is the latest celebrity from Bollywood to condemn the Kathua rape incident, saying he feels "disgusted" by it.
The protesters were closely linked through social media on the basis of ‘ideology’ and not ‘political affiliation’, a trend that has left mainstream political parties worried.
The Kathua district and sessions judge has asked the state Crime Branch to give copies of the chargesheet to the accused and fixed April 28 as the next date of hearing.
Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti, assured that the investigation in regard to the Kathua rape case is on a fast track.