Student Protests: 24 injured in Sopore, after forces teargas protesting students


More than two dozen students sustain injuries when students of Government Higher Secondary School Sopore and Degree College Sopore clash with the government forces in Sopore town of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Sources said that the students Thursday decided to hold a protest march in main town Sopore against the police crackdown on students in the valley. 

Witnessed said that students took out a protest march from Government Boys Higher Secondary School Sopore towards the Degree College Sopore.  The protesting students who were raising pro-freedom and anti -government slogans marched through Iqbal market towards degree college sopore.

Meanwhile clashes and shutdown were observe in parts of town after students unfurled a Pakistani flag at college tower. However the forces retaliated with tear smoke and chilly gas shelling to disperse the agitated students.  

More than two dozen students sustain injuries many of them female students were fainted and they were rushed to S.D.H Sopore for treatment, sources said.

Sources said that hundreds of students remain under siege in Degree College and Girls Higher Secondary School Sopore including staff members when forces clashed with the students.

Witness said that the forces hurled tear gas shells inside the college and school campus.

Amid the violent situation in the town, the business establishments shut their shops and traffic movement was suspended in the town.

After that hundreds of more students from higher secondary zaingeer marched towards main town and raising pro-freedom and anti -government slogans and protest against the police action on students in sopore on Thursday 

Later, the clashes spread to the other parts of the town including Main Chowk, Batpora, Iqbal Market, Tehsil Road, and Bus stand area of the town. 


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