School students clash with security forces in Kashmir
School students clashed with security forces on Monday during a protest march held in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district against the alleged high-handedness of security personnel, police said.
The march, which was taken out in Tral area, 35 kms from Srinagar, was stopped by security forces. The students threw stones at security personnel who charged at them with batons in response.
The clashes are ongoing and there have been no reports of injuries so far, a police official said.
The students were demanding action against security personnel who allegedly roughed up students during protests and the release of their arrested schoolmates.
The recent bout of protests was triggered by a police raid on Government Degree College, Pulwama, on April 15.
Students, including girls, from schools and colleges have participated in the protests in large numbers.
Authorities were forced to suspend classes in higher educational institutions for over a week last month as a precautionary measure and a number of students were arrested during clashes in Srinagar and elsewhere in the Valley.