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Clashes, protests continued for third consecutive day against Bandipora incident

Srinagar, May 14 (KNS): Clashes and protests continued for the third consecutive day in the Valley over the alleged rape of a minor girl in Sumbal area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Some of the areas in Srinagar however remained under restrictions that include Zadibal, Hasnabad, Alamgari Bazar and other adjoining areas.

Clashes erupted outside Bemina Degree College and Amar Singh College, Srinagar today. The clashes erupted following the protests by the students against Bandipora incident.

Eyewitness told KNS that students of Amar Singh College staged protests inside College promises and tried to move outside to carry out a protest march.

However, police deployed outside the College barred them from carrying out the protest, following which the students pelted them with stones, which was retaliated by disbursing tear gas canisters, triggering clashes.

Local sources informed KNS that clashes also erupted near Bemina Degree College between students and JK Police after the campus erupted in massive protest.

The students of Degree College pelted stones on the government forces during which they used tear gas canisters to disperse them.

Meanwhile, the students of Law College here also staged a protest at Srinagar’s Press Enclave, demanding stringent action against the involved person in Bandipora rape case.

The students of Law College here raised slogans in favour of justice and said stern punishment should be taken against the culprit.

Moreover, the students of SP College here also carried out a protest rally towards Srinagar’s Press Enclave. The students carrying placards, raised slogans against the accused, demanding stringent action against him.

The Ladakhis residing in Hawal area of Srinagar also staged a protest against the incident, terming it as shameful and unfortunate.

They said that the involved person should be dealt with strictly, adding that the action against him should remain a lesson for everyone.

Meanwhile, the students of Kashmir University (KU) of different departments also staged a protest inside the varsity campus against Bandipora incident.

The protesting students raised slogans in favour of justice and stern punishment against the involved person.

The students said that they will not tolerate such kind of acts in the society, adding that stern punishment should be taken against the culprit

Moreover, Degree College Kangan students also staged a protest in Kangan against the incident.

Scores of students marched from their campus Margund to main Market Kangan and staged a sit-in at Main Chowk Kangan, in solidarity with the victim.

The students from north Kashmir’s Boniyar, Uri also carried out a protest rally and demanded that stringent punishment against the culprit.

The students from Tral area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district also staged a protest against the incident, terming it as unfortunate. The students raised slogans in favour of justice and demanded action against the culprit. (KNS)