Srinagar, April 16: Protests erupted at various places across Kashmir valley on Monday against the rape-and-murder of eight-year-old Muslim nomadic girl in Kathua earlier this year.
Scores of members of Kashmir High Court Bar Association held a protest march in Srinagar as a mark of solidarity with the victim.
They also raised slogans against Jammu bar Association for trying to shield the culprits.
The students of Kashmir University staged a protest at the campus and demanded justice for the victim.
Reports said that students from various departments assembled at the campus and staged a demonstration to seek justice for the girl.
At Central University of Kashmir, Nowgam, scores of law students assembled in the varsity while holding placards that read: ‘Punish the culprits and ‘Justice for the victim’
Meanwhile, scores of members of various trade bodies in north Kashmir’s Sopore town sopore staged a protest against the gang-rape of the girl.
The protesters also demanded death penalty for the culprits.
They also denounced the political backing in favour of the accused in the said case and termed the protest of Kathua advocates a black mark on their judicial identity.
Also, in Bandipora amid incessant rains, traders Federation Bandipora (TFB) staged a protest against the horrific rape-and- murder.
The protest was also joined by Employees Joint Action Committee Bandipora, Civil society Bandipora and transporters association Bandipora.
The protesters while carrying banners and placards sought justice for the girl.
They were demanding immediate action against those who committed the heinous crime.
Eight accused arrested in the case were produced before chief judicial magistrate Kathua today.