Published: Sun, April 22, 2018
Tech | By Anita Cain

Clashes in Kashmir over Kathua rape, murder case

Clashes in Kashmir over Kathua rape, murder case

A protest was going on against the rape-and-murder of 8-year-old Muslim minor in Kathua in January. It turned violent after these miscreants tried to forcefully enforce a shutdown in Anantnag town, the police said, adding that two officers and two civilians were injured during the stone pelting.

Mobile Internet services have been temporarily suspended in Srinagar city, while the high-speed network was throttled in parts of south Kashmir today as a precautionary measure to check rumour mongering in the wake of recent protests demanding justice for the Kathua rape victim.

"At least five students were brought to Anantnag district hospital of whom one was referred to Srinagar for specialised treatment".

Students clashed with police in South Kashmir's Shopian town as a result of a dozen students were wounded while two of them received pellets in their eyes. Reports said that students hit to roads and pelted stones on deployed forces.

Colleges and higher secondary schools were closed for class work in Srinagar, Pulwama, Shopian and Ganderbal Districts while several such institutions were closed in other six districts of the Valley, officials had said.

Also, female girl students were also raising slogans inside the school campus.

A photograph of the stone pelting that went viral on social media showed youth climbing on a police vehicle and pelting stones on it.

Though protests over the Kathua incident have been on for the past few days, participation of students actively started since Monday. However, there are no reports of any injuries.

President Ram Nath Kovind yesterday condemned the Kathua rape and murder case as "heinous" and "shameful". We have to think what kind of society we are developing.

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