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About 100 Kashmir students hurt in clash with Indian troops

About 100 Kashmir students hurt in clash with Indian troops

The clashes erupted soon after the students took to the streets at these places to protest against the "brutal use of force" against their comrades in and outside the government-run Degree College in southern Pulwama town on Saturday.

Reports said over three dozen students and two dozen security men were injured in Monday's clashes in the Valley.

Earlier, dozens of students of Degree College Pulwama had been injured when they clashed with security forces on Saturday afternoon. They alleged students were chased with pellet guns, injuring one student in the eye.

Students of S.P. College tried to take out a march out of the college campus, however, a large posse of police didn't allow them to proceed, which triggered clashes.

Teenagers in school uniform and women students wearing white headscarves were among the protesters. Since the college is just a wall away from the police headquarters, they started pelting stones on it. Police and paramilitary forces deployed in the area resorted to teargas shelling and baton-charge to disperse the protesting students.

After nearly half of the day, the situation ebbed as the police provided students exit route from the rare of the college.

Students from Kashmir University and Central University of Kashmir in Srinagar staged peaceful protests.

"All the universities, Higher Secondary Schools and colleges shall remain closed tomorrow as a precautionary measure", an official said.

Meanwhile, authorities University of Kashmir have postponed all the examinations scheduled tomorrow.

He said fresh dates for the deferred examinations shall be notified later. Amid heightened tensions, the mobile Internet services have again been suspended in the Valley.

Police sources said a youth identified as Sajad Ahmad, a resident of Tangmarg area in north Kashmir Baramulla district, was killed in Batmaloo area of the city, but denied any force deployment in the area. In the videos, a PDP leader and a trader seek forgiveness and announce disassociation from mainstream politics on gunpoint.

In the meantime, National Conference's working president Omar Abdullah questioned the handling of students' protests by the Jammu and Kashmir government. "I hope @MehboobaMufti has thought through the implications of mass student protests across the valley. This is a deeply worrying situation", he tweeted. Acting on a specific input about the presence of militants in Heff village of Shopian, a cordon and search operation was launched by security forces, the spokesman said. "Is Mehbooba not alert to the situation".

"This is a phenomenon that has been going on for the last 27 years", Khurram Parvez, a leading Kashmiri human rights activist jailed last year, said about the videos.

The video had evoked strong condemnation from all sections of society.

"This is not the first human shield case".

The other video doing rounds on the web shows four men, dressed in Indian army uniforms brutally beating a defenseless Kashmiri youth with sticks and kicking him all over his body.