Sumbal rape incident: Spontaneous protests in several parts of Valley
Srinagar: Spontaneous protests rocked several parts of Valley in wake of the shutdown call announced by Itehadul Muslimeen against rape of 3-year old girl in Sumbal area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district last week.
Reports reaching here to Good Morning Kashmir said that protests aerupted in Baramulla, Sopore, Bemina, Saida Kadal, Awantipora and other parts of Valley.
Demanding stern punishment against the accused, scores of protesters assembled at Hygam in Baramulla and blocked the Srinagar-Baramulla national highway for several hours.
Protestors carrying placards in their hands are demanding action against the accused in rape incident who is already in Police custody.
Eyewitness told GMK that shops and business establishments are closed in various parts of Valley while as traffic is off roads as well.
Sources said that heavy deployment of government forces has beeb made in various sensitive parts of the valley to thwart any law and order situation.