Valley reacts with outrage after 3-year-old girl raped

Valley reacts with outrage after 3-year-old girl raped

Valley reacts with outrage after 3-year-old girl raped

A shutdown was also called by the Itihadul Muslimeen, a religious organisation, against the incident and clashes took place between protesters and security forces.

Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Indian-administered Kashmir to protest the alleged rape of a 3-year-old girl by a neighbor who lured her to a school bathroom.

People also staged protests in Alamgari Bazaar and Saida Kadal areas of the city. Protest rallies were taken out by students in south Kashmir as well.

The FO spokesman, in a statement, said that reports of horrific rape of another three-year-old girl in Bandipora emerged.

So far, the police said, they have been treating the accused as major.

The protesters said the suspect is at least 20 and worked in a motor fix workshop.

Protests erupted on Monday in parts of the Kashmir Valley against the rape of a three-year-old, allegedly by a local youth in north Kashmir, forcing the authorities to close all educational institutes. "Now we are again demanding capital punishment for the accused, otherwise, such things will be repeated". Sectarian clashes broke out at several places, with the protesters seeking action against the accused as well as the principal.

The incident has resulted in vociferous demands for Sharia Law from Kashmiri leaders even as a Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Jammu and Kashmir Police is probing the crime following the arrest of the accused.

'One of the injured protestors is critically wounded, ' Pani said, adding that police had registered a separate case against the school principal and detained him for questioning.

Divisional Commissioner of Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan appealed to people to maintain peace, brotherhood and law and order.

As a mark of solidarity with the rape victim, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association (JKHCBA) on Monday remained abstained from court work.

Political parties across the spectrum have demanded "exemplary punishment" for the accused and completion of investigations at the earliest.

"These child rapists are out there because we have failed as a society".

In a statement, Geelani termed such incidents as a black stain on the social fabric and rich culture of the state.

Soon after the incident came to light, the federal government introduced the death penalty for those convicted of raping minors under the age of 12. "All of Kashmir stands in unison", said Mr. Farooq.

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