Students clash with the police in Kulgam
Published on May 19, 2017

Students clash with the police in Kulgam

Students clash with the police in Kulgam

Srinagar, May 18: The clashes between the stone-pelting students and government forces refuse to die down with a fresh bout of confrontation taking place in south Kashmir's Kulgam district today, leaving more than a dozen students injured.

Hundreds of students of the Degree College, Kulgam took out a protest march from the college campus today against the alleged high-handedness of government forces in the April 17 incident at Degree College, Pulwama.

Reports said the students pelted stones on the government forces and the official residence of Superintendent of Police (SP), Kulgam, which is adjacent to the college campus, following which police and paramilitary forces used batons and tear-gas shells to chase away the students.

While locals said scores of students were injured in the police action, officials however confirmed that 14 students were injured during the clashes, who were admitted to a hospital and their condition is said to be stable.

The police raid on the Government Degree College Pulwama on April 17 have triggered widespread protests by students across Kashmir, which are continuing till date without any let-up.  

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