Massive student protests erupted across Kashmir valley on Wednesday against the killings of four civilians in southern Kashmir’s Kulgam district.
Reports said that as the news of the killings spread, the students from various departments assembled outside the Humanities block of the Kashmir University and staged a protest.
The students marched towards the administrative block while chanting pro-freedom slogans and anti-India.
The students at the Central University of Kashmir also staged a protest demonstration against the civilian killings. University sources said that scores of students assembled in the varsity and raised pro-freedom slogans.
The students of Women’s College MA Road and Kothi Bagh Higher Secondary school in Srinagar came out of the college and staged a protest on MA Road. The protesters raised pro-freedom and anti-India slogans.
The students also hurled stones on the government forces deployed in strength, who responded by firing pepper gas shells.
Similarly, protests were held in the Islamia College of Science and Commerce,
Government degree college Handwara, and Government Degree College Sopore.
The college authorities of Handwara and Sopore ordered the suspension of class work in the colleges “as a precautionary measure”.
Protests were also witnessed in Budgam district of central Kashmir. Class work was suspended at degree college Charar-i-sharief.
Scores of students, including girls, came out of the college premises and staged a protest against the killings.
The students of Bandipora Degree College and Sumbal Degree College also held protests. Reports said that hundreds of students assembled at the colleges and raised anti-India slogans.
They said that funeral prayers in absentia were held for the slain civilians at Sumbal Degree College.
In Baramulla, the students of Degree College clashed with the forces after holding a protest. Reports said that clashes erupted after forces prevented the students from coming out of the college premises.