Srinagar, April 19
Clashes erupted at various places in Kashmir valley between security forces and students, who were demonstrating against use of force in different degree colleges of the valley recently.
Scores of students took to the streets at Palhallan Pattan on Srinagar-Baramulla road to protest against alleged thrashing of students by security force on April 16 in Degree College Pulwama and various colleges and higher secondary schools in the valley on Monday. The slogan shouting students, demanding action against the accused security force personnel, tried to take out a protest march.
However, when the students were trying to block Srinagar-Baramulla highway, security forces burst teargas shells to disperse the demonstrators, who resorted to pelting stones. Students of Delina Higher Secondary School also took out a protest march against the use of force against students. However, security forces deployed in the area resorted to lathicharge to disperse the demonstrators.
Security forces fired teargas shells to disperse students, who were protesting against forces action in various educational institutes at Bomai in Sopore in Baramulla. Students of Higher Secondary school and several middle schools in Ajas and Nadihal in Bandipora hit the streets against security force action. Demanding action on the accused security force personnel, the protesting students blocked Srinagar-Bandipora road, affecting traffic movement.