Peaceful protests our right but don’t compromise on education: Nayeema Mehjoor

Peaceful protests our right but don’t compromise on education: Nayeema Mehjoor
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Srinagar, Apr 19: Chairperson State Commission for Women (SCW) Nayeema Mehjoor Thursday said that the students have every right to protest peacefully but should not compromise on education.
Nayeema said that: “Students have every right to protest peacefully but they should not compromise on education.”
She said that students should not indulge themselves with those elements who are hell-bent upon creating chaos in the society.
She said that SCW has received complaints about the use of force by police on girl students.
“I have advised police authorities to understand the anger and take utmost precaution while dealing with student protests,” she said.
She has requested the protesting students to focus on the education rather divulge in other activities.
Speaking at a seminar in Government Degree College Poonch, Nayeema said that the Rasana incident has invoked anger among people particularly among student community and their outbursts is genuine.
The rape and murder of eight-year-old Bakerwal girl, who was raped inside a temple by a gang of eight Hindus has created a huge controversy in the state.
The child was kidnapped on January 10. Over the next week, she was drugged, starved, repeatedly gangraped and then murdered.
It has been alleged that the crime was committed to warn off the Muslim nomadic community away from the areas belonging to Hindus.