IUST students offer funeral prayers for Mannan Wani, fight with govt forces

IUST students offer funeral prayers for Mannan Wani, fight with govt forces
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ANANTNAG: Students clashed with government forces right outside the Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) campus in Awantipora area of Pulwama district on Tuesday. Sources said that the students fought pitched battles for several hours, hurling stones and the government forces trying to disperse them with tear smoke shelling.
No one was reported injured during the clashes, however. The students had held a protest demonstration inside the campus after offering funeral prayers in absentia for slain Hizb commander Mannan Wani.
“Some of the students later ventured outside the campus and clashed with the government forces,” a source in the university told Kashmir Reader.
He said that the clashes continued for several hours before the students returned to the campus.