Students clash with security forces in parts of Kashmir
Students clashed with security forces in several places in Kashmir valley on Monday during protests against the alleged "highhandedness" of security forces at a college in Pulwama in south Kashmir.
The students also boycotted classes. The protesting students, mostly from degree colleges across the valley and some universities, tried to take out rallies but were stopped by police, leading to clashes, police officials said. The clashes led to disruption in normal activities in various places including Lal Chowk, the nerve centre of the city, the officials said. Various student groups had called for protests on Monday against the "brutality" perpetrated by forces on students of Degree College Pulwama in south Kashmir on Saturday, leaving many a students injured.
The trouble started when a group of students took out a rally near Sri Pratap (SP) College on Moulana Azad Road in the vicinity of Lal Chowk against the Pulwama incident, leading to clashes between the protesting students and the law enforcing agencies, the officials said.