Army thrash students inside Kangan school
Srinagar, April 20, CNS: Even after the closure of the colleges in Kashmir Valley, students protest continue against the forces crackdown on Pulwama College students.
Students’ protests were reported from different parts of North Kashmir on Thursday. Reports said the students of Government Higher Secondary School Hariganiwan in Kangan took out a protest march from school and marched up to the main market. The students denounced the use of force on them and demanded action against those involved in Pulwama mayhem. Students after registering their protest dispersed peacefully.
Reports said that Army barged into Government Higher Secondary School Chatergul in Kangan area of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district after students protesting against police crackdown on Pulwama college last week allegedly pelted stones on their camp.
Reports said that, some students allegedly pelted stones on an army camp located in the area while in retaliation, the troopers fired several shots in air to chase away the students.Later, the army men allegedly went inside the school and thrashed the students, triggering massive protests. A police official while confirming the incident said that situation was brought under control after the incident.
Eyewitnesses told CNS that a peaceful protest of students of Nadim Memorial Higher Secondary School in Kaloosa Bandipora turned violent when police entered into the premises of the school. Students alleged that police fired tear-smoke shells inside the school premises. “Police entered the school campus and burst several tear smoke and sound shells, triggering clashes,” they said.
Witnesses added that a large number of students later on hit to roads and clashed with police. The students reportedly pelted stones on police while a stone hit a woman’s head during the clashes. The woman was rushed to hospital where her condition was stated to be stable.
In Goshbugh Pattaan of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district, students from various schools hit to roads and staged a protest.
Students of Higher Secondary School Dayalgam staged protest against the arrest of some of the students. They blocked Anantnag-Dayalgam road for hours. The protesting students dispersed only after assurances given to them by ADC Anantnag that all the students will be released without any delay. The crackdown on Pulwama college last Saturday left over fifty students injured, triggering an unprecedented show of solidarity by students across Kashmir valley. (CNS)