Students in held Kashmir clash with Indian troops; many injured

Apr 18, 2017, 01:12
Students in held Kashmir clash with Indian troops; many injured

"We are compiling the details of the injured", an official said. "Now, the police are firing teargas shells inside here too", Intizar Ahmad, a student at Srinagar's Sri Pratap College, told Firstpost.

A student union had called for protests after police on Saturday tried to raid a college in the southern district of Pulwama to round up suspects in recent violent demonstrations, sparking clashes in which at least 60 students were injured.

On Monday, students clashed with police in Srinagar, Bandipora, Baramulla, Anantnag, Pulwama, Kupwara, Kulgam and Shopian districts.

Meanwhile, authorities on Monday afternoon snapped mobile Internet services across Kashmir as student protests swelled across the Valley following the thrashing of students of Pulwama Degree College by government forces on Saturday.

"I hope Mehbooba has thought through the implications of mass student protests across the valley".

Reports from Shopian said the police fired projectiles into the college premises at a time when the students were assembling to protest. "This is a deeply worrying situation", Omar Abdullah wrote on his Twitter handle. College students in Sopore thronged the streets by peacefully marching against the assault on students in Pulwama.

Security forces used tear smoke shells to chase away the protesters, the official said. According to witnesses, the protesting students resorted to intense stone-pelting on government forces.

The All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar criticized the human rights organizations for their failure in highlighting the sufferings of Kashmiris in the territory. A couple of video later went viral on the social media showing a student being severely beaten by security personnel on a road and, in another, a group of students-one of them bleeding- being thrashed and forced to chant anti Pakistan and anti separatists slogans inside a security force vehicle.

Injured students had to be transported to a hospital in Srinagar for specialised treatment.

Government forces are not supposed to enter college or university premises without special permission, and on Saturday, the union said the police action was created to help the state "rule by repression and fear".

Srinagar, Apr 17 The ruling PDP-BJP coalition and opposition parties in Jammu and Kashmir today condemned the use of force against students in different colleges of the state and demanded stern action against those responsible for such acts.

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