Pulwama, April 15: The intense clashes between protesters and Government Forces left dozens injured in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Witnesses said that students marched out of the college and staged protests against a naka laid outside the campus. Students also cornered the office of the Principal of the College accusing him of inviting Government Forces on daily basis in the college.
The clashes spread to other parts of the town creating chaos and confusion while majority of the shopkeepers downed their shutters while vehicular movement was disrupted for hours.
SSP Pulwama Mr Rayees Ahmed Bhat told CNS that as usual police naka party was present outside the college. “When college went off, a large number of students appeared on the road and suddenly resorted to stone-pelting. They attacked Naka party. The clashes extended to some other parts of the town,” he said.
At Muran Chowk, large number of protesters also attacked Government Forces. Witnesses said that Government Forces fired pellets and used tear-smoke shells to disperse the protesters. Many students reportedly suffered injuries who were shifted to District Hospital Pulwama.
Pertinently, the students at Degree College Pulwama attacked an army vehicle few day’s back when it made entry into the college premises. (CNS)