):Dozens of male and female students in Indian occupied Kashmir, were injured in firing by the Indian troops on the protesters who hit the streets to demand death penalty to callous and brutal rapists and killers of Kathua victim girl, Aasifa.
According to Kashmir Media Service, the students took to streets in held Srinagar, Ganderbal, Badgam, Shopian, Islamabad, Kulgam, Bandipora, Kupwara, Pulwama and Baramulla districts against the shameful act, perpetrated by communal elements in Kathua district.
The Indian troops resorted to brutal firing and teargas shelling, leaving scores of students critically injured. Massive clashes were particularly reported from KP Road, Gulshanabad, Lal Chowk, Janglat Mandi, Arin, Pulwama, Bemina and other areas. The injured students were admitted to different hospitals and those with pellets were referred to Srinagar hospitals.
More than fifty students, mostly females, of Government Degree College Tral fainted during teargas shelling. The troops damaged many vehicles of the college. The authorities suspended class work in the Islamic University of Science and Technology, at Awantipora in Pulwama, soon after clashes got intensified between protesting students and the troops. Lawyers, traders and members of civil society and other organizations also staged protests to demand culmination of the proceeding in the rape and murder case on the fast track.
Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar expressed concern over the plight of Kashmiri detainees lodged in various jails in and outside the territory. He said that the inmates were subjected to harassment and denied medical and other necessary facilities in jails.