Clashes follow Anti-India protests in Srinagar

Clashes follow Anti-India protests in Srinagar

Clashes follow Anti-India protests in Srinagar

Over 50 students, including women, were wounded on Saturday by government forces, who reportedly fired smoke shells and small lead balls through shotguns - which could potentially leave individuals blinded- on students protesting near the police checkpoint at some distance from the college.

At least 54 students, including girls, were injured in clashes that took place between student protesters and security forces outside Degree College in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Saturday.

The Monday's protests were called by Kashmir University Students Union, a banned student body.

Authorities suspended mobile internet and broadband services in the Valley in the afternoon. At least 100 students were reported injured. But they didn't agree and continued to block the road. They are pushing us to the wall."In Ganderbal and Pattan, reports said the students were protesting within the college premises only".

An order issued by the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir said that all the universities, Higher Secondary Schools and colleges shall remain closed tomorrow "as a precautionary measure". Some schools including Delhi Public School at Srinagar had declared holiday on Monday in view of the growing tensions and resentment in the student community against Saturday's incidents in Pulwama.

According to students, a contingent of police and forces entered the College premises apparently to arrest some boys involved in last protests against army presence recently. "As the classwork ended in the college, some miscreants started pelting stones at the naka".

Meanwhile, violence in the region continues between Kashmiri protesters and security forces in Indian-administered Kashmir.

An earlier video that too went viral showed a mob kicking and slapping a jawan of the Central Reserve Police Force or CRPF, but he kept walking without reacting to any provocation.

Witnesses said that the students of Degree College Sopore staged protests against the forces' action on students at Pulwama Degree College last week.

Militants also shot dead a lawyer affiliated with an opposition party and a former counter-insurgency commander, police said.

There were videos showing traders and political leaders in Pulwama of South Kashmir being threatened by terrorists at gun point.

It is believed Dar was targeted after he was accused of pelting stones at the Indian army personnel.

"The image of a Kashmiri youngster tied in front of a jeep as a human shield will haunt the force forever", he had tweeted.

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