Students clash with forces in different parts of Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Scores of students from a government higher secondary school in Dooru area of Anantnag district stages protest against the alleged high-handedness of security forces today on Thursday.

Reports said that some of the students pelted stones at security forces deployed. Adding that, the forces use tear gas shells while chasing the protesters away.

Reports said that the protest erupted initially at Nowgam Verinag when some of the students were allegedly beaten by Army following minor stone pelting on Army vehicle that was coming from Kapran.

Reports said that the army stopped passenger busses and asked passengers to come down. The army as per reports at the spot army beat a few students and took away their identity cards, which triggered protest in Dooru.

Similar clashes took place in Sopore town in Baramulla district as students from a government higher secondary school staged a protest.

Additional police forces were rushed to both the spots to bring the situation under control and restore order, the official said. The students were protesting against the alleged highhandedness of security forces against students of Degree College Pulwama on April 15 and the subsequent protests thereafter across Kashmir.

In Magam, intense clashes between students and forces erupted after police allegedly came to arrest some students.

Reports said that a police and CRPF party entered the premises of Govt Degree College and Higher Secondary School Magam as the class work was going on. Reports said that the arrest of six students triggered protest followed by the clashes.

 

Demanding release of the arrested students, stone pelting students were charged with teargas shelling by security forces.

In Langate, Clashes erupted between students and forces when the students of Government Higher Secondary School Langate took to streets to protest against the student arrests.

Forces lobbed teargas shells to disperse the protesting students, triggering clashes.

Following the clashes, shopkeepers downed their shutters and traffic went off the roads.

They also demanded the release of the students arrested by the police during these protests over the past one month. A number of students were also arrested during clashes in Srinagar and elsewhere in the Valley. (PTK)

 

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