Kathua case: Why protest and pelt stones when accused are in jail, asks Naeem Akhtar

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Works Minister and senior Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Naeem Akhtar on Thursday said that there was no reason for the students in Kashmir to hold protests over Kathua rape-and-murder case when the accused were already behind bars.

“What is the occasion for protests, stonepelting [over Kathua case] when case is solved, accused in jail and trial on? Shouldn’t they be attending classes instead,” Akhtar wrote in reply to a tweet of a journalist.

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The student protests are refusing to die down despite the government suspending the class work in the colleges and higher secondary schools.

Over a dozen students were injured today in Shopian after they staged protests over Kathua case and clashed with the forces.

Yesterday also, around twenty students had suffered injuries in police action in Anantnag district.

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