Students protest in campuses against Kulgam killings

FARZANA SYED. Dated: 4/13/2018 12:16:50 PM

SRINAGAR, Apr 12: Massive protests were witnessed by students at several institutions on Thursday against the killings in Kulgam.
Decrying the civilian killings in Kulgam on Wednesday scores of students of Kashmir University staged protest demonstrations against the killings.
Terming the killings as barbaric, students residing in hostels in the varsity campus expressed strong resentment against what they called “genocide of Kashmiris”.
Late on Wednesday night, scores of female students assembled outside their hostel late on Wednesday night and staged massive protests against the killings.
"There is no end to the spree of killings. Kashmir is soaked in blood almost every single day and the government is watching as mute spectators. Till how long are we going to die every day. Why are innocent civilians being butchered every day?" the protesting students said.
The students, while chanting anti-India and anti-government slogans, demanded an end to the killings in Kashmir.
Protests were also held by the students of National Institute of Technology (NIT), Hazratbal on Thursday. Scores of students staged a sit-in protest at the campus against the killing of four civilians in Kulgam district of South Kashmir by the security forces on Wednesday.
The students decried the continued killing of innocent civilians in Kashmir valley. The protesting students expressed strong anger and anguish against the killings in Kulgam and recent killings across Kashmir valley.
"Human lives have become worthless. Every other day innocent civilians are killed and there is no end to the bloodshed. Human rights are being trampled in Kashmir valley," the protesting students said.
The students also condemned the use of excessive force over the civilians in Kashmir.
Meanwhile, protests were also staged by the students of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) in Sopore on Thursday staged a massive protest demonstration against the killing of four civilians in Kulgam yesterday.
Scores of students, while raising anti-India and pro-freedom slogans, condemned the Kulgam killings and demanded stringent action against the security forces involved in the killings.
Pertinently, protests broke out in college campuses across Kashmir on Wednesday following the killing of four civilians in Kulgam area, prompting the authorities to close down the educational institutions across Kashmir.
Pertinently, four civilians were killed in clashes with the security forces in Khudwani area of Kulgam district on Wednesday.



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