Fresh protests erupt in Kashmir Valley

Press for release of students allegedly picked by the police in Rajpora

Updated - May 23, 2017 11:33 pm IST

Published - May 23, 2017 11:32 pm IST - SRINAGAR

A policeman prepares to fire teargas at students protesting outside a college in Srinagar on Tuesday.

A policeman prepares to fire teargas at students protesting outside a college in Srinagar on Tuesday.


Fresh student protests broke out in Pulwama and Srinagar on Tuesday. A clash erupted outside Government Boys Higher Secondary School, Rajpora, where students alleged that about 12 local students had been picked up by the police. Hundreds of students converged on Rajpora Chowk and pressed for their release.

The motorcycle of a policeman was also torched during the clashes.

“The police have not detained any student from the school but only miscreants and troublemakers from nearby localities,” said Superintendent of Police-Pulwama Muhammad Aslam.

Demonstration held

A demonstration was also held on the Kashmir University campus over the detention of Tahir Hussain Mir, a student booked under the Public Safety Act.

The Inspector General of Police (IGP)-Kashmir Munir Ahmad Khan appealed to the students, “to end the protests and focus on their education”, adding, “I also appeal to the parents and teachers to counsel the students properly so that they can concentrate on their academics.”

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