College Students clash with forces in Shopian

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Srinagar: Government Degree College (GDC) Shopian Students clashed with government forces, who resorted to pellet firing soon after news about the submission of fresh plea in Supreme Court against the Article 35-A spread in the south town on Monday.

The College Students marched upto the Gole Chowk raising anti-India and pro-freedom slogans, witnesses told Kashmir Reader.

They added that soon as the Students reached near Jamia Masjid, forces tried to stop them however they resorted to stone pelting.

Forces fired few pellet shots injuring at least one, witnesses said.

Shopkeepers had already started pulling down their shutters in protest against the fresh anti-Art 35-A plea, local sources said.

Pertinently, a fresh petition has been moved the Supreme Court of India demanding abrogation of the Article 35-A which gives special privileges to the State of Jammu and Kashmir.