GANDERBAL: Locals staged protests on Friday at different localities in Kangan area against the Kathua rape and murder case.
The residents of Hariganwan, Kangan, assembled outside the Jamia Masjid of their locality after Friday prayers and staged protests against the rape and murder case of a minor in Kathua.
Chanting slogans, they marched in Hariganwan market for quite some time and dispersed peacefully.
At Health Resort, Sonamarg, locals, traders, shopkeepers and transporters after offering Friday prayers took out a peaceful protest rally on the Srinagar-Leh highway at Sonamarg market.
Chanting slogans against the incident, they staged a sit-in at Sonamarg Chowk. The protests were later called off.
In Kangan town, protesting youth marched the entire stretch of the Kangan market and staged a sit-in for half an hour in the main market against the Kathua case.
Reports of protests also came in from other areas of Kangan and Ganderbal towns.