Bandipora, Shopian shuts as students continue to protest

Student protests in the Valley are refusing to die down despite the call from the Kashmir University Students’ Union (KUSU) asking students to resume their classes.

Scores of students Wednesday staged protests in North Kashmir’s Bandipora and south Kashmir’s Shopian towns against the ‘police highhandedness’ at Degree College Pulwama on 15 April.

According to the reports from Bandipora students of Nadim Memorial Higher Secondary school took out a protest march from the school premises towards the main market where they pelted stones on shops triggering shutdown in the town.

The protesting students, who were raising pro-freedom and anti-government slogans, marched through the main market and assembled at Gulshan chowk.

Meanwhile, protests rock South Kashmir’s Shopian town on Wednesday after students of Government Boys Higher Secondary school took to streets protesting against the Police action in Government Degree college Pulwama earlier this month.

Reports from Shopian said that police in an attempt to foil the student march used tear gas shells, to which the marching students retaliated by throwing stones.

Stone pelting was going on when last reports came in

Pertinently, authorities yesterday closed SP Higher Secondary and Governemnt Higher Secondary Kothibag schools fearing protests in Srinagar.


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