Kashmir erupts demanding justice for young rape victim

Srinagar,Kashmir-  Protesters in Indian-administered Kashmir have taken to the streets for a fourth consecutive day amid mounting anger over the gruesome rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim nomad girl.

Al Jazeera is reporting that local medics on Thursday said that at least 30 students were injured over the past two days during clashes with security forces in various parts of the region.

The protesters are demanding justice for the girl who was rape and murder, a crime that has sent shockwaves across the Muslim-majority region.

The girl was grazing cattle in Rasana village in Jammu’s Kathua district when she was abducted in January.

According to police investigation the girl was kept heavily sedated in a Hindu temple, gang raped by three men over four days, she was later strangled and her body was later found in the forest near the temple.

The police have arrest eight men, who are all Hindu and have been accused of being involved in the raping and killing of the young girl.

The motivation of the killing according to the police is aimed at driving away the Muslim nomads from the area, the case has become another tipping point in a region, as they are experiencing anti-India protests.

Well known members of India’s ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have lend their support of the accused in recent days.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi finally spoke last week of the horrific incident, three months after the girl’s murder, he said, “justice will be done and no criminal will be spared”.

Photo Credit- Al Jazeera

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