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Sikh organisation stages protest against alleged attack on girl in Kashmir

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

Members of a organisation today staged a protest here, demanding action over the alleged attack on a girl in earlier this week.

The Youth Sewa Trust held a demonstration at the Exhibition Ground and raised slogans in support of their demand.

A video of the girl, a student of the and Technology, narrating her ordeal has also gone viral on

The girl, a resident of Gandhpora Tral, in the video, claimed that she was attacked by two men riding a motorcycle with a sharp-edged weapon on July 2 when she was going to the university.

She said she suffered injuries to her arm and alleged that no action was taken against the culprits even after an FIR was registered the next day.

However, a said investigation is in progress after taking suo motu cognisance of the incident.

The BJP on July 3 had raised the issue, claiming that the girl, belonging to the minority community, was attacked by the men at the Tral bus stand.

(SHO), Tral, said the complainant in the FIR is not the girl or her family members, but the police.

"We took suo motu cognisance of the incident and registered an FIR. We have already recorded the statement of the girl and her father, and further investigation is on," he said.

"They have been given the copy of the FIR and we are working on different angles to crack the case," the SHO said.

The girl, in the video, also alleged that some of her classmates, including a girl, harassed her during Ramzan.

She also alleged that she was forced to observe fast and wear a headscarf by her classmates, and indicated a link between it and the incident.

The girl said she has already raised the issue with the varsity's

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, July 07 2018. 18:50 IST
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