Jammu molestation case
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Jammu molestation case

Ladakhi students enrolled in various colleges in Kashmir, Thursday staged protest demonstration at Press Enclave here, demanding strict action under law against accused involved in molestation of a Ladakhi girl in Jammu.

Ladakhi students enrolled in various colleges in Kashmir, Thursday staged protest demonstration at Press Enclave here, demanding strict action under law against accused involved in molestation of a Ladakhi girl in Jammu.

Protestors demanded impartial probe into the incident and termination of the accused official from government service.

They alleged that girls from Ladakh have been repeatedly molested in Jammu. "There have been several such incidents in the past," they said.

They said a girl reported the harassment to her parents while another brought this into the notice of her department but no action was taken.

"For the first time this girl has dared to lodge FIR against the culprit and there are many other cases which are unnoticed yet," they said.

"We urge authorities to take strong notice against the culprit and ensure security for Ladakhi students in Jammu especially girls," they said.

They said that CM, being a lady herself, should award exemplary punishment to accused, adding, "All of us have stood with the victim girl and shall continue to do so."

Protestors also held a brief peaceful march on Residency Road, holding banners and placards, which read: "

Few days ago, Ladakh region legislators Nawang Rigzin Jora, Asgar Karbalai, Aga Syed Baqir and Deldan Namgyal had also discussed with chief minister Mehbooba Mufti a recent incident of sexual harassment of a Ladakhi girl in Jammu.

The chief Minister on her part assured the representatives that she will take strict action within two days.

"We have warned her of the conspiracy of some ministers and legislators to protect this criminal and pleaded with her not to compromise under any political pressure from any quarter," the legislators had said.

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