Angry protesters, mostly students, on Thursday blocked the Jammu-Pathankote national highway demanding capital punishment for the accused involved in the gang-rape of a young woman in New Delhi.
Traffic remained suspended on Jammu-Pathankote National Highway (NH 1A) at Kathua district as over 1,000 students of various schools and colleges blocked the route for over three hours, police said.
They prayed for the recovery of the 23-year-old, who is battling for her life in a Delhi hospital, and shouted slogans demanding hanging of the culprits involved in the crime.
Students of GGM Science College, MAM College, Parade Women College, Samba college and Jammu University held separate protests demanding the punishment.
No untoward incident was reported from anywhere during these protests, police officials said.