ISLAMABAD: Several students including a journalist were injured, Monday, during their protests in almost all the educational institutions across the territory against the raid and subsequent torture of Pulwama Degree College students by Indian troop.
According to KMS, call for the protests was given by the Kashmir University Students Union. Clashes erupted in Srinagar, Monday, when more than one thousand students of SP College and government-run Higher Secondary School assembled in the college premises. They later raising anti-India and pro-freedom slogans marched on MA Road in Srinagar. Police resorted to teargas shelling, triggering clashes. Many students were injured in the forces' action. The angry students blocked the road for several hours.
Protests against the Pulwama raids by Indian troops escalated to other areas as well, as reports about similar protests came from Pulwama, Shopian, Sopore, Pattan, Gaderbal and from Kashmir University. Police used force on protesting students almost everywhere in the territory.
Clashes erupted in Pulwama town after students staged protests against forces' action inside Government Degree College Pulwama on Saturday. The forces resorted to teargas shelling on students, triggering clashes. The protests and clashes also triggered a shutdown in the town. All shops and other business establishments remained closed while traffic remained off the roads.
Thousands of students of Degree College Sopore protested in the college premises. As the police sealed the college exits, the students started demonstrating within the premises. Since the college is just a wall away from the police headquarters, they started pelting stones on it. It triggered clashes between the two sides. Police used tear smoke shells and various students are injured. A journalist, Peerzada Wasim, was injured in police action.
The students of Government Degree College Ganderbal boycotted their classes and chanting slogans against high-handedness of forces assembled in the college and staged protests. Scores of students of Government Degree College Bandipora including girls assembled in the lawns of GDC Bandipora and raised slogans against the Indian forces.
Clashes broke out between students and police in Baramulla town after police used force on marching students of Boys Degree College Baramulla in the town. (APP)