Students clash with Indian puppet forces in Srinagar
SRINAGAR (92 News) – Clashes erupted in Srinagar on Monday after the college students staged a protest to express their anger against the last week’s college incident where more than 60 students suffered injuries in Indian puppet forces’ action.
According to media reports police resorted to teargas shelling to disperse the protesting students, triggering clashes.
Reports of student protests were reported from the other areas of the valley.
Students of Shopian, Ganderbal, Sopore, Bijbehara and Pattan degree colleges protested against the forces action on college students.
Degree College Pulwama witnessed one of the serious troubles last week that was initiated by the security grid. Prior to the first phase of polls, they forcedly entered into the premises of the college on Wednesday last which triggered a serious crisis. Students took a strong exception to the entry of a security vehicle into the college on Wednesday last without the permission of the college administration. This led to withdrawal of the security vehicle.
On Saturday when the college resumed, police and paramilitary forces attempted a raid on college – an unprecedented action ever taken in history of Kashmir. Though the college principal had begged the security apparatus against entering into the premises, police barged in and it triggered a serious law and order crisis in the town.
The clashes led to more than 70 students getting injured. These included female students also. As the students and the college administration drove the injured to hospital – two of them in serious condition, the Indian police chased them to the medical facility. This created a situation that the police surrounded the hospital and lobbed countless tear smoke shells and students stayed put in the hospital premises.