6 students injured in Sopore clashes; A dozen girl students faint

Muhammad Abu Bakr


At least six students suffered injuries during clashes in Sopore town in northern part of  Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Thursday.

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Witnesses said that around six students were injured after being hit by teargas shells during the clashes. They said that atleast a dozen girl students also faited due to incessant teargas shelling by the forces.

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All the injured have been shifted to Sub-district Hospital Sopore for treatment.

Earlier, hundreds of students took to streets and clashed with government forces against a police crackdown on Degree College Pulwama on April 15 that left over 50 students injured.

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Clashes were going on in the area when this report was being filed.

Earlier students of the two higher secondary schools and the college in Sopore resorted to sloganeering and stone pelting on police, reports said. Reports said the tensions erupted soon after the schools resumed. As the sloganeering started, the police reached to the spot and encircled the entire belt.


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