City-centre observes hour-long symbolic shutdown to demand justice for Kathua minor

Shopkeepers in several markets of the business hub Lal Chowk pulled down shutters on Saturday afternoon in solidarity with the Kathua rape and murder victim. The protesting shopkeepers observed the shutdown between 3 PM- 4PM.

Saqib Malik
Srinagar, Publish Date: Apr 21 2018 4:05PM | Updated Date: Apr 21 2018 4:05PM
City-centre observes hour-long symbolic shutdown to demand justice for Kathua minorCity-centre observes hour-long symbolic shutdown to demand justice for Kathua girl. GK photo

A symbolic one-hour protest shutdown was observed in the city centre today to demand justice for Kathua minor who was gangraped and murdered in January earlier this year.

Shopkeepers in several markets of the business hub Lal Chowk pulled down shutters on Saturday afternoon in solidarity with the Kathua rape and murder victim. The protesting shopkeepers observed the shutdown from 3 PM- 4PM. 

Markets at Polo View, Residency Road, The Bund, Lambert Lane, Fairdeal Shopping Complex and Regal Chowk observed the shutdown. 

Shouting pro-justice slogans and holding banners, the traders marched from Polo View to Press Enclave. 

Farhan Kitab, president, Regal Chowk Traders Association said fast-tracking the case for the justice of the victim is the common demand of the traders. “Justice delayed is justice denied. Let the perpetrators of this heinous crime be brought to book as soon as possible,” demanded Kitab.