Kashmir Unrest: Agitating school students pelt stones on security forces in Srinagar

Srinagar, April 17: The unrest in Jammu and Kashmir intensified on Monday after clashes broke out between security forces and agitating students near a college in Srinagar on Monday, police said.

A group of students were holding a protest rally near Sri Pratap (SP) College on Moulana Azad Road close to the Lal Chowk city centre this morning, a police official said.

He said security forces asked the protesters to disperse but they did not budge and started pelting stones on the forces, leading to clashes.

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Security forces used tear smoke shells to chase away the protesters, the official said, adding clashes were going on when last reports came in.

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Students’ groups had called for protests against the “brutality perpetrated by forces on students” of Degree College Pulwama in south Kashmir, where clashes with security forces left many injured.

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