Kathua incident: No reason to protest when accused are in jail: Govt

Says those pelting stone hurting image, interests of the state

Srinagar: While the students continued to clash with forces to protest against Kathua rape and murder case, the government on Thursday said that there was no reason to protest when the accused in the incident are already apprehended.

Government spokesman and Works Minister, Naeem Akhter on micro-blogging site said that there was no reason to protest and pelt stones on forces when the case was already solved by placing the accused behind the bars.

He further stated that the students should attend their classes. “What is the occasion for protests, stonepelting when case is solved, accused in jail and trial on? Shouldn’t they be attending classes instead,” Naeem tweeted.
In his second tweet, Naeem said that those who are still pelting stones on forces over Kathua incident are hurting the image and interests of the state.

“What is there to protest about? Case is solved, charge sheet filed, accused in custody, trial on. Those who still pelt stones in name of the poor girl of Kathua are only hurting the image and interests of the state,” he tweeted.
Notably, the students continued to protest and clash with the forces from past five days to seek capital punishment for culprits involved in Kathua incident.

Scores of students as well as the cops sustained injuries during the clashes that took place from past few days.

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