Kishtwar terror attack: Protesting students lathicharged, arrested

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JAMMU: Police on Wednesday resorted to cane charging on the students who were protesting at Jammu University seeking a high level probe into the killing of RSS functionary Chanderkant and his PSO in Kishtwar.

Several students sustained injuries in the Police action while a few ABVP activists, who were leading the protest demonstration, were arrested.

The trouble erupted when a number of University students, led by ABVP activists, boycotted their classes and held a demonstration on the campus to register their protest against the killing of RSS functionary Chanderkant and his PSO.

Shouting slogans, the protesting students were demanding a high level probe into the Kishtwar killings. As the protesting students marched towards the University main gate, the Policemen prevented them from coming on road stating that there was movement of election buses.

Even as the protesting students maintained that they would not disrupt movement of election buses, Police did not allow them to come outside the main gate.

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The high voltage drama continued for a few minutes amidst cops and protesting students pushing each other before Police resorted to cane charging.

In the melee, several students sustained minor injuries.

Police also arrested some ABVP activists, who were taken to Gandhi Nagar Police Station and released later on personal bond.

They included ABVP State Secretary Deepak Gupta, Jammu Mahanagar Joint Secretary Parteek Raina, Piyush Raina, Ramneek Sharma and Sparsh Gupta. The protesting JU students were also joined by several ABVP activists from some colleges.

They alleged complete failure of the State administration in providing security to the nationalist in militancy infested areas like Kishtwar.

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