The students of Gandhi Memorial College Srinagar and MPML higher secondary school Baba Demb on Thursday clashed with forces outside the college premises, reports said.
They said that the students of the two institutions started marching on the main road demanding the release of their colleague who was arrested yesterday during the clashes. Witnesses said that the protesting students raised massive anti-India and pro-freedom slogans. “As soon as the students took to main road, police and para-military forces deployed there intercepted the protesters triggering clashes,” witnesses told Kashmir Life.
KL File image of students clashing with forces in Srinagar. (Bilal Bhadur)
They said police used tear smoke, pepper gas shells to disperse the protesting students who kept pelting stones and bricks on the forces. Clashes were going on in the area when reports last came in.
SDPO MR Gunj told Kashmir Life that some miscreants pelted stones on police and para-military forces. He said that police acted and retaliated to the stone pelting miscreants. He said the situation is under control now.
To mention, student protests have engulfed Kashmir Valley since April 15, when Army tried to force their entry into Degree College Pulwama. Protests have taken place in Government run colleges and higher secondary schools across north, south and central parts of Kashmir. Dozens of students have suffered injuries and several others have been arrested since across the Valley.