Clashes erupt in Handwara

Clashes erupted between security forces and students in Degree College Handwara, reports said.

According to the reports, the students were protesting against the killing of a civilian last week in an encounter. Reports said that dozens of the students were injured during the clashes.

Pertinently, a civilian was killed in Hafdoora area of Handwara six days ago. The army had claimed that the slain youth was a militant. However, the family claimed of the youth claimed that the slain youth is their missing son, identified as Shahid Ahmad Mir of Daril Tarathpora Handwara.

The government then issued a No Objection Certificate in favour of the slain youth.

“It is certified that Shahid Bashir Mir of Daril Payeen was not involved in any kind of subversive/criminal activities as per the available records of this Police Station,” the NOC issued by SHO Police Station Vilgam and signed by District Magistrate Kupwara reads.

The district administration had also filed an FIR against the army under section 302 CrPc.

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