Students clash with security forces in J&K's Handwara, Pulwama


Students clash with security forces in J&K's Handwara, Pulwama

Yolanda Curtis
May 7, 2017

Students of government higher secondary Newa protested the forces assault on their colleagues across the Valley.

At least two dozen students were injured in clashes between students and forces in Handwara district in northern part of Kashmir on Saturday. However, forces restored to heavy tear smoke shelling to disperse the protesting students ensuing in intense clashes between students and forces.

Later the students tried to march towards main chowk Handwara.

Girl students stage a demonstration in Sopore of Jammu and Kashmir
Girl students stage a demonstration in Sopore of Jammu and Kashmir

Initial reports suggest that students also unfurled the Pakistan National Flag on the administrative block of the college.

Security personnel round up protesting students in Handwara, Kashmir, on Saturday. The clashes continued throughout the day. The forces action resulted into injury to students, who were removed to hospital for treatment. He added that 25 injured students were brought to hospitals.

The intermittent protests have been going on since then and the class work has been suspended in the higher educational institutions by the authorities for over a week last month as a precautionary measure.


"Most of the students had fainted due to suffocation caused by tear smoke shells".

Handwara SP Ghulam Jeelani Wani said that students resorted to stone throwing.

Student protests were reported from Pulwama over alleged security forces highhandedness and students arrests. Condition of one injured protester is said to be critical. "There was a confrontation between students and troopers at CRPF camp".


Official sources say police had to throw teargas shells on the protesters after they threw stones at the security forces.


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