Clashes erupt at IUST after student detained


Pulwama: The continuous detention of a student sparked clashes at University of Science and Technology (IUS) Awantipora here in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Junaid Akhoon, who was pursuing diploma in Polytechnic College of the IUST, has been arrested by police as he happens to be brother of a top Hizb militant. A Police official said that Akhoon has been called for questioning after a couple of bank robbery incidents.

Reports said that a large number of students from different departments took out a protest rally within the university campus to protest against the detention of Junaid Akhoon.

Students said that the government forces entered the university campus, fired dozens of tear smoke shells to disperse the peaceful protestors, including girls.

The students later resorted to stone-throwing and fought pitched battle with the forces within the campus. The class work was also disrupted due to clashes.




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