Srinagar: Police and other government forces used tear smoke shells on Wednesday to disperse hundreds of students at Palhalan who tried to reach Srinagar-Muzaffarabad highway. Protests were also held at Delina area of north Kashmir.
Reports said that hundreds of students belonging to Govt Higher Secondary School, Palhalan and other private schools of the area assembled and raising pro-freedom and anti-India slogans started marching towards the highway.
Local sources told Kashmir Reader that a very thick deployment of police and other government forces stopped their way near Jammu and Kashmir Bank resulting in clashes.
The protesting students pelted stones on forces who fired tear smoke shells. They said that many girl students fainted during clashes due to dense clouds of tear smoke in the area.
Meanwhile, police also used forces against students of the Delina Higher Secondary School who took out a protest march against the last week’s crackdown on Government Degree College Pulwama in which over 50 students were injured.
The protesting students pelted rocks on forces resulting in chaos in the area.