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This Viral Photo Shows How The Kathua Rape Case Lawyer Is A Force To Reckon With

"How often do we see a photograph like this? A confident, professional woman flanked by men who are not lecherously staring at her."

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Rajawat has been a hero to many because of her defiance against her own colleagues in the Jammu Bar Association, who threatened her her against taking up the case.

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She was told to "not appear or we know how to stop you".

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While addressing the media yesterday, she opened up about threats she is receiving, saying, "Today, I don’t know, I am not in my senses. I can be raped, I can be killed and may be they won’t allow me to practice in court. They (have) isolated me, I don’t know how I can survive".

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The Bar Council of India (BCI) said a panel has been formed to probe the actions of Jammu and Kashmir Bar Association lawyers, who had stopped police from filing a chargesheet in the case.

Rajawat runs an NGO called Voice For Rights which takes up cases of human rights abuse against women and children.

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She especially fights cases of trafficking and of children who are victims of mines and works for juvenile justice.

UPDATE: The Jammu Bar Association countered Rajawat's claims in the Supreme Court.

Contact Sonia Mariam Thomas at Sonia.thomas@buzzfeed.com.

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