Kupwara Killings: Kashmir Varsities Erupt in Protests



Funeral of slain Raja Begum (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)
Funeral of slain Raja Begum (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)

Intense protests erupted in Universities in Kashmir as classwork resumed on Monday after six days of tension and shutdown against civilian killings.

Reports reaching here said that scores of students took out a rally in University of Kashmir at Hazratbal campus. Raising pro-freedom and anti-India protests, students denounced the killings and demanded immediate arrest of murderers.

Similar reports were received from Islamic University of Science and Technology. A student caller from the varsity told Kashmir Life over phone that as soon as students reached the Awantipora campus this morning, strong protests were held against the civilian killings.

“The students demanded immediate arrest of accused in the murder of five persons,” the students demanded.

Meanwhile, reports said that scores of students on Sunday evening staged a candle-light march against the “against Indian atrocities in Kashmir in general and the recent killings of innocent youth by army in particular” at Pondicherry Central University.

Fiver persons were killed during protests in Handwara, Drugmulla and Nutnussa in Kupwara district in last week following an alleged molestation by an army man posted in main Handwara chowk.’

Kashmir remained completely shut for four days while violent protests were reported in North Kashmir areas.


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