Massive protest in favour of rape victim in Leh

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LEH — People from all walks of life held a protest rally in Leh Division of Ladakh, demanding fast-track justice for a minor rape victim. The rally was attended by political leaders, civil society, school children, government employees and traders.

As per the reports from the news agency KNT, all shops and business establishments remained shut in Leh against the gruesome incident that rocked Ladakh two weeks ago.

Notably, a 52-year-old man Sayyad Zulfikar Ali Shah is under police custody on rape charges. A 12-year-old schoolgirl was raped by the culprit on March 29 while giving her a lift in his vehicle when the girl was on her way to school.

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Thousands of people participated in the protest rally. Amid sloganeering, the protesters demanded stern punishment for the accused. They said there should be an investigation on a fast-track basis and the accused should be punished under the law without wasting time.

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