Several injured in Indian forces’ action on protesters in Budgam

Srinagar, May 13 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, many people were injured in brutal Indian forces’ action on protesters in Budgam district.

Indian fired bullets, pellets and teargas shells when on the people protesting in Sumba area of Bandipora district against rape of a minor girl in Magam area of Budgam district.

As many as twenty injured people were referred to the nearby Magam hospital for treatment. Talking to media, in-charge doctor at Magam hospital, Dr Taha said that at least 20 people sustained major injuries and were referred to Bemina hospital.

The protest rally was called by the youth welfare society Magam and the Shalimar Sumo stand union in Magam. Protestors were carrying placards reading, “Hang the culprit”, and shouted slogans demanding death to the rape accused.

Later, the APHC leader, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi visited the town and addressed the gathering in main town of Magam. “Kashmiri’s have seen in the past how culprits are being shielded by the agencies, but these things would not be tolerated anymore,” he said. He said in case of 8-year Kathua girl, people have seen how justice is being denied in Kashmir.

Meanwhile, forceful protests were also held at Sumbal in Bandipora on Sunday against the rape of the three-year-old girl. The protest was led by Hurriyat leader, Masroor Abbass Ansari and several other religious and social activists demanded that the inquiry be completed on fast-track basis.

Kashmir University students during a peaceful protest demonstration against the horrific rape incident held a sit-in near Allama Iqbal Library and then marched towards Humanities Block, inside the Varsity premises, carrying placards mostly of which read, “Punish the Guilty”, “End the Rape Culture”, “Death for Rapist” and “Justice for Victim”.

Demanding death penalty to the culprit, they said, “We ask the authorities to hang the rapist to stop such cases from happening in the future”.

Pertinently, a 3-year-old gril from Sumbal -Bandipora was raped by one Tahir Ahmad Mir.

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