Clashes erupted in Baba Demb area of Srinagar when students of Gandhi Memorial College Srinagar and MPML higher secondary school Baba Demb on Thursday staged a protest demanding release of their colleague, reports said.
According to the reports, the students of the two institutions started marching on the main road demanding the release of their colleague who was arrested yesterday during the clashes.
Reports said that the protesting students raised anti-India and pro-freedom slogans and tried to march towards main road and were intercepted by the police and para military forces trigging clashes.
According to the eyewitness, police used tear smoke, pepper gas shells to disperse the protesting students who kept pelting stones and bricks on the forces.
Clashes were going on in the area when reports last came in.