Students clash with Indian forces in Srinagar


Srinagar, April 6 (TNS): Violent clashes have erupted between protesting students and Indian security forces across the city of Srinagar in Indian-occupied Kashmir.

Indian security forces fired tear gas at demonstrators on Thursday as they were protesting against the recent killings of 20 people, including separatist fighters and civilians by government troops in south Kashmir’s Shopian district.

At least four civilians, 13 fighters and three Indian army soldiers were killed in clashes on Sunday in three villages of Shopian.

As schools and colleges reopened on Thursday after a complete shutdown across the region, students from Bemina Degree College, Amar Singh College and Women’s College in Srinagar took to the streets and started protesting outside their college premises.

Police used pellets, teargas canisters and stun grenades to disperse the students, who were protesting by throwing stones at the security forces and raising anti-India slogans.

Injuries to the students have been reported at different colleges after the day-long clashes.

Courtesy: Al Jazeera