Sumbal: At least two people were injured after police used force in Sumbal to break a protest by college students against recent killing of civilians and militants in Srinagar and Shopian.
Local sources said that the students of Government Degree College Sumbal held a protest on the campus first, after which, they took out a rally towards the town raising pro-freedom and anti-India slogans.
Shopkeepers downed shutters as police used tear gas to disperse the protest leading to clashes.
Two people, which include a local shopkeeper, Abdul Rasheed Wani, 50, and a third year student Muhammad Umar Dar, resident of Shahgund were injured in eyes in the clashes.
They were shifted to a local hospital for treatment where from one Wani was referred to Srinagar for specialized treatment.
Earlier, the students of the college offered funeral prayers in absentia for the slain militants and civilians.
A police official said that some “miscreants” pelted stones on army vehicles after which police lobbed teargas shells to disperse them. He confirmed injuries to two persons, and added that they were stable.