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Bandipora rape: Anger erupts in Kashmir Valley, partial shutdown disrupts normal life

Normal life was disrupted in Srinagar on Monday due to a strike called by a religious-cum-separatist organisation against the alleged rape of a three-year-old girl in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Manzoor Mir Manzoor Mir
Srinagar Updated on: May 13, 2019 17:57 IST
Scores of students from government colleges in Handwara and
Image Source : INDIA TV/MANZOOR MIR

Scores of students from government colleges in Handwara and Sopore took to the streets to demand a timely probe into the matter.

Normal life was disrupted in Srinagar on Monday due to a strike called by a religious-cum-separatist organisation against the alleged rape of a three-year-old girl in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir. 

Most schools, shops and other business establishments in the city remained shut due to the strike, officials said.

They said public transport was also affected by the strike.

However, government offices and banks remained open, the officials said.

Scores of students from government colleges in Handwara and Sopore took to the streets to demand a timely probe into the matter.

India Tv - Public transport was also affected by the strike.

Image Source : INDIA TV/MAZOOR MIR

Public transport was also affected by the strike.

'Itehadul Muslimeen' – a religious organisation which is also a constituent of moderate faction of the Hurriyat Conference - Sunday called for a complete shutdown across the Kashmir Valley on Monday against the alleged rape of the girl at Sumbal in north Kashmir's Bandipora district.

In a statement, 'Itehadul Muslimeen' president Moulana Masroor Abbas Ansari termed the rape as a blot on the face of humanity.

“The presence of people with such ill intentions is proving a rot for the society known for upholding its moral values for centuries. There is a dire need for evolving a joint strategy to deal with these elements,” he said.

Ansari demand stern punishment to the culprit.

“There should be no leniency adopted while dealing with the person involved in this act. On the one hand, the victim is battling for her life but on the other hand, efforts are being made to save the culprit which is a serious concern,” he said.

(With inputs from agencies)

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