Students clash with security forces in troubled Kashmir

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Srinagar, April 17: In a massive protest against security forces, students across Kashmir Valley on Monday took to the streets and clashed with Indian troopers.

The streets outside colleges turned into battlefields, as more than thousand students took the street on Monday said witnesses and officials.

The students from 8 places including Pulwama, Shopian, Sopore, Pattan, Gaderbal and Kashmir University clashed with the security forces and protested against the assault on students in Pulwama on Saturday.

Students of S.P. College blocked Maulana Azad Road in Srinagar against the army’s action on students at Pulwama in south Kashmir on Saturday that injured more than two dozen students. Some of the local news reports claimed 54 students were injured in the clashes.

The army had entered the Degree College Pulwama then, leading to pitched battles with students who stoned the security vehicles.

On Monday, the students rained a barrage of stones on security forces and police. The Station House Officer of Kothibagh police station was also injured.

The security forces used tear gas and batons to disperse the students, who kept regrouping to engage the security forces.

Students of colleges of Pulwama and Shopian in south Kashmir and Srinagar’s Amar Singh College and Women’s College M.A. Road shouted slogans in solidarity with the students of Pulwama.

Students from Kashmir University and Central University of Kashmir in Srinagar staged peaceful protests.

In north Kashmir, students poured out of the Sopore Degree College in large numbers and shouted slogans against the assault on students.

Reportedly it is one of the biggest waves of student protest in the troubled valley.

Wefornews Bureau

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