The abduction, gang rape and murder of an 8-year old Muslim girl in the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir and support by Hindu nationalists for eight Hindu men charged for the crime has shocked all Indians sparking protests all over the country.

The young girl, Asifa who belonged to a Muslim nomadic community, the Bakarwals, was abducted while grazing horses in a meadow in the town of Kathua, taken to a Hindu temple, where she was drugged and raped for five days by eight different men including a retired government official and a police officer.