Situation still tense in restive Ganderbal

SRINAGAR: The tussle between protesting students of Degree College Ganderbal and police continued for second consecutive day on Thursday.

Reports reaching here said that with protestors and police engaged in pitched battle in college campus, Tawheed Chowk and Beehama area of Ganderbal.

There was an interesting turn to events today as focus shifted from “revoke bus challan” to removal of staff from Degree College.

“Even DC Ganderbal tried to pacify them (students) but to no avail. There are some unscrupulous elements adding fuel to it,” SP Ganderbal, Imtiyaz Ismail Parray said.

The controversy erupted after an overloaded mini bus was fined by police station Tulmulla on Wednesday. Afterwards, when the vehicle was released, passengers mostly students of Degree College Ganderbal created “ruckus” in Tawheed Abad Chowk.

However, local sources denied police version saying “many students including girls were beaten”, prompting students to come on roads.

“We acted according to law. The bus was overcrowded over with 50 people,” SHO Tulmulla, Mudasir Ahmad, said.

The SP said that there will be normal classwork from Monday as “there has been loss of college property. The window panes and broken furniture needs to be reinstated”.


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