Student Protest Against Police Action At College Sweeps Kashmir Valley


Student Protest Against Police Action At College Sweeps Kashmir Valley

The schools, colleges and other educational institutions have been closed and all university and other examinations scheduled for Tuesday have been postponed.

Widespread clashes took place between students and the police in Kashmir Valley today during a day-long protest against Saturday's police action at a college in Pulwama.

Students of S.P. College in Srinagar blocked the Maulana Azad Road on Monday as police used tear smoke in a bid to clear it.

Students in Pulwama alleged on Saturday that police and paramilitary troops raided the college to try to arrest students involved in anti-India protests in the area.

The protests in Kashmir turned violent as police attempted to stop the students from marching, using tear gas shells, water canisters and PAVA shells. Students from as many as 15 colleges in Srinagar, Baramulla, Pattan, Ganderbal, Sopore, Handwara, Dooru, Anantnag, Kulgam, Pulwama, Shopian, Tral, Sumbal, and Pattan hit roads.

He said security forces asked the protesters to disperse but they did not budge and started pelting stones on the forces, leading to clashes. It added, "While tackling the stone-pelting, SHO Kothibag (Srinagar) and four policemen were injured along the city's Moulana Azad Road".

Reports from Shopian said the police fired projectiles into the college premises at a time when the students were assembling to protest. "Now, the police are firing teargas shells inside here too", Intizar Ahmad, a student at Srinagar's Sri Pratap College, told Firstpost.

Bhat said till a probe was not conducted and appropriate action not taken, it is desirable for the authorities to close the educational institutions in the Valley.

As protests by students over rocked Kashmir valley Monday, the authorities have ordered closure of all colleges and higher secondary schools in the valley tomorrow, while schools will remain open.

Former Chief Minister and National Conference's working president Omar Abdullah on Monday said that the prevailing situation is deeply worrying.

Officials said that it appears that such videos were being circulated with an aim to create fear among people or show the security personnel in poor light. "Is Mehbooba not alert to the situation".

The FIR was registered after a video had gone viral showing a youth Farooq Ahmad Dar tied in front of an army vehicle in Budgam.



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