College students clash with security forces in Srinagar

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Srinagar, April 17 (IANS) Clashes between group of protesting students and security forces broke out here on Monday resulting in heavy lobbing of tear gas shels by the forces.

A group of students from the S.P. College blocked the Maulana Azad road in Srinagar to protest against the army’s action on students in Pulwama on Saturday in which more than two dozen students got injured.

The army had entered in to the Degree College Pulwama where students resisted and pelted stones over their vehicles.

The students of the S.P. College also resorted to stone throwing on security forces and the armed police in which the Station House Officer (SHO) of the Kothibagh police station got injured.

The forces then used tear gas smoke shells and batons to disperse the students who kept on regrouping to engage the security forces in pitched clashes.

The local market around the Residency Road area was immediately shut after the situation got grim.

–IANS

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