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Protests in Srinagar against rape and murder of girl in Kathua

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Several protests were held in the city today against the and murder of an eight-year-old girl in

Protests were held at Press Enclave and Lal Chowk city centre here by several organisations and students, officials said.

Those who protested include Jammu and High Court Bar Association, trade bodies, students of the and tourism contractors, they said.

The members of the assembled near the high court and marched to Lal Chowk, demanding justice for the victim and hanging of the culprits.

Jammu and said the high court should transfer the case to itself as the "atmosphere at is not conducive for holding a fair trial".

"We are not in favour of transferring the case. Our demand is that the atmosphere at is not conducive for holding a fair trial of the case. So, the high court has a wing in Jammu, we have a wing in This case should be transferred by the high court to itself... They should nominate a for this purpose and that should be given exclusive task of trail of this case as quickly as possible," he told reporters.

Students of various colleges and universities also held protests, demanding capital punishment to the accused.

A huge number of students from the Ladakh region of the state, studying in various colleges and universities in the valley, assembled near Press Enclave and held a candlelight protest demanding that the culprits be hanged.

They raised slogans against the accused and mainstream parties in the state.

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 18:55 IST