Students clash with security forces in Kashmir

Protesting students clashed with the security forces at many places in Jammu and Kashmir

Mass protests then broke out as a result, with students from other colleges, including a girls college, taking part.

This triggered clashes, forcing shopkeepers to lower their shutters.

Students of Degree College Charar-e-Sharif carried out a peaceful march in the town. Reports said that protesting students tried to block Baramulla-Handwara road, however, they were chased away by police and road was restored for traffic. Witnesses said that scores of students of the Degree College staged protests inside the campus.

A 17-year-old was reportedly shot dead by security forces on April 15 in Indian-administered Kashmir while at least 50 college students were wounded by police officers who fired pellets and tear gas. They were shouting pro-freedom slogans. Students boycotted classes in Pulwama, Bandipora, Shopian, Kulgam, Ganderbal and Chadoora towns and took to the streets, engaging security forces in fierce stone pelting clashes. The students retaliated by hurling stones, triggering shutdown in the area.

In Shopian town clashes erupted after students of Government Boys Higher Secondary school took to streets and staged anti-government protests.

Students in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district today raised Pakistani flag inside college premises and also clashed with police and security forces.

Reports said that a large number of students from Mehjoor Memorial Higher Secondary hit to roads and amid pro-freedom slogans pelted stones on deployed government forces personnel.

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