Srinagar: A complete shutdown is being observed in Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday to protests against the use of force on students by government forces on Wednesday calling it force’s highhandedness.
Witnesses told Kashmir Reader that all shops and other business establishments remained closed while the traffic was off the roads in the town.
Government forces allegedly used excessive force on protesting students of Degree Colleges Tral on Wednesday when the said students were protesting against the gang rape and murder of an eight year old girl in Kathua.
Forces allegedly resorted to teargas shelling in the premises of Government Degree College Tral resulting in injuries to many students. Several female students fainted due to heavy teargas shelling.
Locals also alleged government forces damaged private vehicles and windows panes of the college while students were holding protest.