#Kathua: Students continue to protest across valley, seek punishment for guilty

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Protesting students demanding death to the criminals who raped and brutally killed eight year old girl in Kathua.

Following the protests, all the educational institutions and business establishments were closed in the Anantnag town for the day.

Official sources said several students were hurt in the police action.

Though protests over the Kathua incident have been on for the past few days, participation of students actively started since Monday.

The campaign for justice for the eight-year-old victim of Kathua rape and murder case is gaining momentum across Kashmir with students and people holding protest marches across the length and breadth of the valley yesterday, giving police a tough time. A group of youth also staged a protest at Press Enclave. They were raising slogans demanding justice for the minor.

According to the Greater Kashmir report, the police used tear gas shells and baton charged the protestors. This lead to some of the students getting injured.

Two students received pellet injuries in eyes and were referred from SDH Shopian to Srinagar, reports added.

The Chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM), Aasiya Andrabi in her statement in Srinagar sternly condemned the use of force on the students peacefully protesting across the Valley.

"What is the occasion for protests, stonepelting when case is solved, accused in jail and trial on?" While it is true that we need to register out protests but the way our students are getting involved in this at the cost of their education is lamentable.

Pertinenntly, district administration had suspended classwork in all boys/girls colleges and higher secondary schools of town except Delina higher secondary school.

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