Clashes in IUST Awantipora

Awantipora: Clashes erupted in Islamic University of Science and Technology in Awantipora after students started protesting against the detention of their colleague Junaid Ahmad Akhoon.

Sources said that as students marched on the main road and tried to block the traffic movement, police reached the spot and tried to disperse the protesters.

As police tried to disperse the students, they pelted stones on the Police outside the campus after which Police retaliated with tear smoke shells, sources added.

Some of tear smoke shells were also pelted inside the campus, they added.

Junaid Ahmad Akhoon student of Polytechnic college IUST who was detained by Police on Sunday from his home Aragam village of Awantipora for questioning about his brother Salia Mohammad Akhoon.

Salia is an active militant and close aide of Zakir Musa. Police claimed that Salia is involved in the recent bank robbery in Marhama Bijbehara. Meanwhile, Junaid is still police custody.

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