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Clashes break out between students, security forces in Srinagar college

Colleges opened in Kashmir on Monday after a gap of five days as authorities shut institutions as a precautionary measure due to student protests across the Valley.

india Updated: May 15, 2017 10:52 IST
HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Srinagar
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A Kashmiri protester runs after forces fired tear smoke shells during clashes in downtown Srinagar.(AFP File Photo)

Clashes broke out on Monday between protesting students and security forces at SP College in Srinagar, police said.

No casualties were reported in the incident.

A group of students tried to take out a protest march from SP College on Maulana Azad Road in Srinagar but were prevented by the police, a police official said.

He said some students were pelting stones following which the cops and other security forces used batons to chase them away.

Colleges opened in Kashmir on Monday after a gap of five days as authorities shut higher educational institutions as a precautionary measure in the wake of student protests last Monday against alleged high-handedness of security forces with students in Pulwama on April 15.

Forces used tear smoke shells to disperse students who were protesting close to the Lal Chowk city centre in Kashmir last week.

A group of Kashmiri students at a private university in Rajasthan were allegedly called terrorists and beaten up by locals, upset over soldiers being targeted by stone-throwers in the strife-torn border state last week .

(With PTI inputs)

First Published: Apr 24, 2017 13:22 IST