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Students protest Afzal's death in J&K

Students chanted slogans demanding release of Afzal, a resident of north Kashmir, sources said.

india Updated: Oct 12, 2006 17:13 IST

Students of two educational institutions in Srinagar and in Anantnag districts took to streets demanding repeal of capital punishment to Parliament attack case convict Mohammad Afzal, official sources said.

Hundreds of students of Government Degree College, Anantnag, boycotted their classes and staged the demonstration, chanting slogans in support of Afzal's release, sources said.

Similarly, students of Islamia College at Hawal in downtown Srinagar took to streets and staged a sit-in on the main road to protest Afzal's death sentence, they said.

They chanted slogans demanding release of Afzal, a resident of north Kashmir, sources said.

However, both the protests ended peacefully with students returning to their classes after the protests, sources said.

Massive protests rocked Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir valley after a Delhi Court set October 20 as the date for hanging of Afzal.