Kashmir students clash with Indian troops; many injured

Last time the students protest wave was seen here against Israeli aggression towards Palestine.

At least 100 Kashmiri students were injured Monday in anti-India protests and clashes with government forces in the divided Himalayan region. Even female students held protest demanded action against culprits involved in the assault on students of Degree College Pulwama.

As the police sealed the college exits, the students started demonstrating within the premises.

Srinagar protesters chanted slogans "Go India, go back" and "We want freedom", with the rally turning violent as the police tried to stop them from marching through the city's main business area.

At least 20 people have been injured in a clash between protesters and security forces in south Kashmir's Pulwama district on Saturday.

Eyewitnesses said that students rained a barrage of stones on Government Forces resulting in the injuries of some cops including SHO Kothibagh.

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Police used dozens of tear smoke shells to disperse the students who kept regrouping to engage the police on the streets.

The clashes led to disruption in normal activities in various places including Lal Chowk, the nerve centre of Srinagar, the officials said. They are pushing us to the wall."In Ganderbal and Pattan, reports said the students were protesting within the college premises only".

One of the protesting students was hit on the head by a tear smoke canister and has been shifted to the city for treatment. "There was no deployment of police and paramilitary in the area", a senior police officer said here. The call for boycotting the courts was given Kashmir High Court Bar association.

Three students were also injured in the clashes. It triggered clashes between the two sides. Students from Women's College have also entered the SP College and the situation is reported to be grim. Though the district administration in Pulwama had closed down the college for two days, the state police lacked any clue. They also attacked the official vehicle of SDPO Sumbal.

In what could add fire to the already tense situation in Kashmir, the student community in Valley has turned against the Mehbooba Mufti government and staged protests on Monday against the security forces for conducting raid on college and beating youth.

Four students were arrested by Baramulla police while protesting, police said. Another 22-year-old student was killed on Saturday evening by Border Security Forces in Batamaloo, Srinagar.

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