Pulwama Impact: Govt closes all higher education institutions for a day

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SRINAGAR: Kashmir Commissioner has ordered that all the Universities, Colleges and Higher Secondary schools of Kashmir Division shall remain closed for one day on April 18. This was done as a “precautionary measure”.

Meanwhile police has issued a statement about the day long events.

“While at most of the places the students protested inside their college premises, at few places in Srinagar, Pulwama, Shopian and Kulgam the students assembled on the roads and indulged in stone pelting thus disrupting the movement of general people and traffic on busy roads,” the statement said. “The police at these places exhibited maximum restraint and dispersed the stone pelting mobs of students by using some teargas shells.”

At some places the College property was also damaged. In the resultant chaos some students received minor injuries and most of them were discharged after first aid.

While tackling the stone pelting SHO Kothibag and four policemen were injured  at MA Road Srinagar. A lady constable had a fracture in her arm.

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