Students’ stages protest in different parts of Kashmir, clashes with police

 

Srinagar: Kashmiri Students in Ganderbal, Pulwama, Shopian and Bandipora districts  (of disputed Indian occupied Kashmir) continues to stage their protest against the security forces resulted in Clashes on Wednesday today.

Report said that in Ganderbal clashes erupted after police foiled a march of students of Government Degree College, which resulted in clashes. Reports said that the students boycotted their classes and staged protest inside the college premises. Later, the students tried to march into the streets. However, police foiled their march by bursting teargas shells, triggering clashes.

In Pulwama town clashes after police used tear gas to stop the students from marching into the streets. Witnesses said that scores of students of the Degree College staged protests inside the campus. They were shouting pro-freedom slogans. Reports added that as they marched outside the college, police used tear gas to chase them inside. The students retaliated by pelting stones, triggering chaos in the town.

In Shopian town clashes erupted after students of Government Boys Higher Secondary school took to streets and staged anti-government protests. Witnesses said that police used tear gas to stop students from marching in the streets. The students retaliated by hurling stones, triggering shutdown in the area. Shopkeepers closed their shutters immediately after the clashes erupted.

In Bandipora scores of students of Nadim Memorial Higher Secondary school (NMHSS) in Kaloosa locality of the district on Wednesday staged protests, triggering shutdown in the main town.

Witnesses said that students took out a protest march from NMHSS towards the main market where they pelted stones on shops. The protesting students, who were raising pro-freedom and anti-government slogans, marched through the main market and assembled at Gulshan chowk.

Student protests against a police crackdown on Degree College Pulwama on April 15 are refusing to die down despite the call from the Kashmir University Students’ Union (KUSU) asking students to resume their classes. (PTK)

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