Srinagar: Students in Srinagar and Palhallan areas of Valley today staged pro-freedom protests and clashed with police.
According to GNS, the students of SP Higher Secondary School, Gandhi College and MP Higher Secondary School once again boycotted classes and held pro-azadi protests. The students at SP School tried to come out on the MA Road but were pushed back by police. The students pelted stones on police, sparking off clashes. During the clashes, many students were arrested, witnesses said.
Scores of students of Gandhi College and MP School in Baba Demb area of Old City tried to take out a rally and staged pro-freedom and anti-India protests. However they were intercepted by police, resulting in standoff between the two sides. Police used teargas to disperse the students. Many students were detained by police during clashes.
The students of Palhallan Higher Secondary School in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district also took out a rally and pelted stones on government forces. The police retaliated by chasing down the students deep into Palhallan hamlet and also used teargas canisters. The classwork due to clashes remained suspended in the school.(GNS)