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Srinagar continues to witness protests, clashes against Sumbal incident

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By Ovais Gull

Srinagar: 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.

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 The INS 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 said 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.

Earlier, Jammu and Kashmir Itehaadul Muslimeen has stated that the protest against Bandipora incident will continue till justice is delivered to the victim.

The protests against the incident continued from Sunday here while some protests turned violent, leaving over 55 persons including 47 cops injured. Several vehicles were also damaged.  

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