Srinagar: Students across Kashmir were again on the forefront of protests on Saturday soon after the news of Hizb commanders death spread.
While class work was suspended in all the universities and colleges in the Srinagar city reports of student protest have come in from all major district headquarters.
Students from Baramulla Degree College staged massive protest against the killing of Sabzar Bhat. Witnessed said the police reached the spot and tried to prevent students from marching ahead, triggering clashes. Reports said that students resorted to massive stone-pelting while police fired tear-smoke shells to disperse them.
Clashes were reported from Sopore town of Baramulla district. Reports said that students of Boys Higher Secondary School Sopore clashed with police while to disperse them police fired tear-smoke shells. Intense clashes also erupted in main chowk Sopore amid shutdown.
Reports of clashes were received from Pulwama, Kulgam, Shopian, and Anantnag where students staged protests against the killing of Sabzar.
Clashes were also reported from Mir Bazar, Dooru and Qazigund areas. Protesters attacked SOG camp at Nilo Kulgam with stones while in Lassipora village of Pulwama district, Army resorted to aerial firing after protesters attacked their camp with stones.
A youth Javaid Ahmed from Gosu Pulwama suffered pellet injuries in his eye and was shifted to SMHS Hospital Srinagar.
Spontaneous shutdown was also witnessed in Bandipora town and entire south Kashmir.
A youth from Narbal Budgam was admitted in serious condition at SKIMS Hospital Bemina. Attendants accompanying him said that Reyaz Ahmed Dar son of Jan Muhammad was severely thrashed by government forces at his saw mill. They said that forces barged into his sawmill after stone-pelting incident nearby and beat him severely. They also accused forces of ransacking houses.
Reports from South Kashmirs Anantnag district said that at least thirty-five persons were injured during clashes with government forces.
Reports said that scores of people were brought to Anantnag district hospital from various areas of the district. One of the injured from Mattan area of the district who has suffered a head injury was referred to SMHS hospital ion serious condition.
District Commissioner Office Srinagar issued a press releasing stating that in view of prevailing Law and Order situation, strict restrictions (Curfew) will be imposed in the territorial jurisdiction of 7 Police Stations viz. P/S Khanyar, Nowhatta, Safakadal, M.R.Gunj, Rainawari, Kralkhud, Maisuma of District Srinagar w.e.f. 28.05.2017 till further orders. However, admit cards of the candidates appearing BOPEE & AIIMS examinations scheduled on 28th May 2017 shall be treated as curfew passes on 28.05.2017. Further all the Colleges and Hr. Sec, Schools of District Srinagar will also remain closed on 29.05.2017.
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