Student protests continue in Kashmir against Bandipora minor's rape

Student protests continued in Kashmir on Tuesday against the alleged rape of a three-year-old girl of Sumbal area of Bandipora district in north Kashmir last week.

Reports said that massive protests erupted at Women’s college MA road against the alleged rape incident.

An eyewitness said the students came out of their classes and assembled in the campus to stage a protest demonstration.

The protesting students were demanding stern action against the accused. The protests remains confined to the campus only.

The student protests also rocked Kashmir University (KU) against the alleged rape of the minor.

Reports said that hundreds of students of different departments under the banner of Kashmir University Students Union (KUSU) assembled inside the campus to register their protest.

The protesting students were chanting slogans against rape accused and demanded capital punishment for him.

“Such incidents are completely unacceptable in our society. There should be a death sentence for such crimes,” said a protesting student.

The protesting students also said these issues should not be politicised to garner vote bank. “We hope this time justice would be given to the victim immediately,” said a protester.

The students also carried out a peaceful protest march in Boniyar area of Uri in northern Baramulla district.

Police have constituted a special investigation team to probe the case on fast-track basis.