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Students hold protests in several areas
Scores injured in police action
FARZANA SYED
SRINAGAR, Apr 19: While higher secondary schools across Kashmir valley reopened on Wednesday, massive protests by students were witnessed in several schools of different parts of valley against the assault on Pulwama college students by the security forces.

In North Kashmir student protests were held in several schools of districts Sopore, Bandipora, Pattan and Baramulla. Scores of students took out a protest march in Palhallan area of Pattan expressing solidarity with the students of Pulwama college.

They were demanding immediate and stringent action against the forces involved in using brute force on Pulwama college students.

The students blocked Srinagar Baramulla highway. Later the police resorted to tear shelling and lathicharge to disperse the protesting students resulting in injuries to several students.

In Bomai area of Sopore several protesting school students were injured when forces used teargas and lathicharge to disperse the students.

Protests by students were also witnessed in Kangan and Ganderbal districts of Central Kashmir.

Scores of school students staged protests against the beating of Pulwama college students last week.

Protests by school students were reported from Delina area of Baramulla district also.

The school students from several schools in Ajas area of Bandipora blocked Srinagar Bandipora road.

Raising anti-India and anti-forces slogans students demanded stern punishment against the forces involved in brutal assault on Pulwama students.

Last week around 60 students were injured and several had sustained serious injuries after security forces barged into degree college Pulwama and beat up the students ruthlessly.

The incident triggered widespread protests by college students across Kashmir on Monday.

Around 70 students were injured in Srinagar on Monday as police used force and tear gas shelling to disperse the protesting students.

Scores of college students were injured in all district headquarters of Kashmir on Monday in police and forces action.

While the administration directed the closure of all colleges and higher secondary schools on Tuesday, all colleges remained closed on Wednesday also. However all higher secondary schools, except SP Higher Secondary School, were reopened on Wednesday.


News Updated at : Thursday, April 20, 2017
 
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