MIRPUR (AJK) : Hundreds of people especially schoolchildren, lawyers and journalists thronged the roads in various parts of Azad Jammu & Kashmir against the molestation and killing of 7-year-old Zainab in Kasur.

In Mirpur city, a large number of people brought out a procession from Allama Iqbal Road and marched through major city streets chanting slogans against the repeated incidents of child abuse in Kasur and various other parts of Punjab province.

The protesters were holding placards bearing slogans in support of their demands including immediate justice to the bereaved family of Zainab, the victim of the brutal molestation and action against the killers of protesters.

They demanded immediate arrest of the culprits and their hanging in public after summary trial. The brutal killing of the girl, the reported 12th incident of the identical nature that occurred within a two-kilometer radius of the Kasur city over the last year, ignited a wellspring of anger among the masses across Azad Jammu & Kashmir since Wednesday - like other parts of the country.