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Students take on police in J&K

Students clash with security forces in Pulwama district, south kashmir on Monday.

Students clash with security forces in Pulwama district, south kashmir on Monday.   | Photo Credit: Nissar Ahmad

Students clashed with security forces in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, triggering a stand-off and a shutdown here on Monday morning.

Trouble started when students of Mehjoor Memorial Higher Secondary school (MMHSS) and Government Degree College, Pulwama, staged a demonstration outside a police station to press the release of some arrested students.

They alleged that six students were rounded up by the police last week.

The students later marched on the roads and clashed with the security forces. Tear-smoke shells were used to disperse the students.

The clashes created panic and shopkeepers downed their shutters in the main town.

A clash was also reported in Srinagar’s Government Polytechnic College, which witnessed a major clash on Saturday.

The alleged thrashing of students of the Government Degree College in Pulwama on April 15 started a wave of students’ protests in Kashmir.

Over 100 students were injured.

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